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North Shore homeowners bracing as another swell arrives

NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Four homes near Rocky Point are in danger of falling into the ocean this weekend. 

"Every little noise you hear, is that it?" says Alice Lunt, one of the homeowners.  Her backyard collapsed Thursday, and the large deck was pulled off and swept away.

"This happened overnight," says Krystle Dombrowski as she points to the drop-off that was once her backyard.

Dombrowski's father has owned the home for decades.  She knows most beaches in Hawaii are eroding, but says it has never been this bad before.  In just three days, a lot of damage has been done.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources did send people out to the Rocky Point area Friday morning.  They determined there was nothing the state could do to help the North Shore families since the next large swell was already approaching. 

The state is warning residents to leave the area because it is unsafe.  And beach goers need to beware too.  Debris from the crumbling homes is littering the sand and water.

 

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