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Video.  United Kingdom: In Hemsby, houses destroyed by erosion over the years

Video. United Kingdom: In Hemsby, houses destroyed by erosion over the years

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France 2
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A.Bouleis, L.Soudre, M.September – France 2

France Televisions

In England, the town of Hemsby, in the east of the country, is making every effort to reduce the erosion of its beaches, which have been worsened by global warming. in vain The water continues to advance, washing away the rocks and the houses on them.

Where some see a landscape of windswept and wave-lashed dunes, the residents of Hemsby, on England’s east coast, see nothing but emptiness. From the cliff’s edge, it’s hard to imagine how Lance Martin, a resident, saw his garden and his house six years ago. After that 60 meters of land is surrounded by the sea.In 2018, waves crashed on the rocks in front of my house”He describes. He bought a beautiful wooden house for his retirement.

In ten years, 22 houses in the neighborhood have been demolished

After a few storms, the hill disappears, and his house is suspended in a vacuum to the point where it has to be moved back twice. The last one was a few weeks ago. The hill retreated four meters overnight. In ten years, 22 houses in the neighborhood have been destroyed by the sea’s inexorable advance. A beach is nothing more than a thin ribbon of wet sand that has nothing to do with postcards.