Storm Tests Resilience of Delaware's Natural Habitats
Houses on Big Stone Beach (between the Bay and our Milford Neck Preserve) after Hurricane Sandy.
Prior to Sandy, a house filled this space.
About 100 yards down the beach, the first signs of the missing house began to appear.
At the end of the dunes, we found a lot more of the house.
A side of the house, a section of roof and the front porch wound up on the edge of the marsh.
The porch up close, with the marsh in the background.
This one's going to take a while to clean up . . . want to help?
By contrast, nature held up quite well.
The dunes took a pretty solid scouring.
And the marsh filled up with water. But it's built to handle that and still look gorgeous!