Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Two NJ houses destroyed as Sandy elevation slips up

                                                                                      Asbury Park Press photo

You might not consider yourself lucky if you house survived Superstorm Sandy only to be crushed  by a neighboring home, but a Highlands, NJ family might because they could have been inside at the time.

News 12 New Jersey reports:
A two-story house in Highlands that was being raised tipped over on Friday, landing on top of the house next door.
No one was injured because the family who lives at the home on Locust Street is on vacation, but officials say both homes needed to be demolished for safety reasons. The home fell off the cribbing that was holding it up shortly before 11 a.m. At 3:30 p.m., crews began tearing it down, with the family's possessions still inside. 
Asbury Park Press story and video

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