NATURAL EVENTS

A section of the Norfolk coast landslide and a resident moves his bungalow, photos

Coastal erosion affecting the Norfolk (England) area has destroyed some homes in Hemsby and forced local authorities to demolish some houses for public safety reasons.

Lance Martin, owner of a bungalow, moved the building about three meters inland to avoid demolition as mandated by local authorities.

In the photos, an excavator clears the ground behind the bungalow at the top of a cliff after the building was moved.

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Coastal erosion in the Norfolk
Coastal erosion affecting the Norfolk (England) area has destroyed some homes  Hemsby and forced local authorities to demolish some houses for public safety reasons.
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The bungalow moved to avoid demolition
Lance Martin, owner of a bungalow, moved the building about three meters inland so as to avoid its demolition, as mandated by local authorities.
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The securing operation
At the moment, at least five houses have been demolished due to the fear that they might fall into the sea. In order to secure the stretch of coastline, an approximately 2000-tonne batch of granite has arrived that will be placed on the shoreline as a defensive lining.
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Residents of Hemsby try to save their village
The inhabitants of Hemsby are organising themselves to protect the place where they live. Lorna Bevan, who runs a pub, founded the group 'Save Hemsby Coastline' and specifies that the village brings in around £88 million through tourism every year (source: BBC).
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The other places at risk
The village of Hemsby is not the only one at risk from coastal erosion. Other places at risk currently include Sheringham, Overstrand, Mundesley, Newport and Corton. (source BBC).
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26/02/2024
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