Silver Lake Dunes swallow up house

Silver Lake Dunes swallow up house


STERLING AT OUR NEW DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO STUDIO. 3 3 BRIAN:..CHECK THIS OUT — THE SAND DUNE IN SILVER LAKE IS OVERTAKING A HOME.NEW AT SIX — STORM TEAM 8’S ELLEN BACCA WENT TO THE DUNE TO FIND OUT WHY IT’S HAPPENING. 3 3 EB LL INTRO “PROPERTY IS BEING SWOLLOWED UP AT SILVER LAKE BUT IT’S NOT BY THE WATER — IT’S THE SAND” EACH SUMMER SILVER LAKE IN OCEANA COUNTY IS PACKED. 3 7:57″THERE’S BOATING WATER SKIING SWIMMING, THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD FOOD IN THE AREAS. THE HUNDREDS OF ACRES OF DUNES THAT LINE THE LAKE ARE THE ONLY IN THE GREAT LAKES TO ALLOW OFF ROAD VEHICLES. 3 NOT ONLY ARE THESE DUNES A BIG ATTRACTION— THEY ALSO HAVE A REPUTATION. 3 11:10:”I’VE HEARD OF ABOUT ANYWHERE FROM 6-10-12 OTHER COTTAGES THAT HAVE BEEN COVERED UP IN THE PAST.” THE SAND DUNES ARE SLOWLY SWOLLOWING ANYTHING IN THEIR PATH. 3 10:12 “THERE WAS A ROAD AT ONE TIME TAHT WENT AROUDN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE AND THAT HAS BEEN COVERED UP”THIS YEAR THE DUNE CLAIMED ANOTHER PROPERTYTHIS WAS PHIL DRESSLER’S HOUSE. NOW IT STANDS IN SPLINTERS WITH WINDOWS SMASHED AND THE ROOF COLLAPSED. JODY SAYS THE PAST TWO WINTERS HAVE BEEN ESPECIALLY WARM– LIKELY ALLOWING THE SAND TO CONSUME FASTER THAN USUAL. 3 8:50 “IN YEARS LIKE THESE LAST TWO YEARS WE MAY HAVE HAD A MOVEMENT OF 10-20-14 FEET. YEAR’S PASSED—-THE HOMEOWNER, DRESSLER RECEIVED PERMITS TO MOVE THE SAND AWAY FROM HIS HOUSE.A YEAR AGO HE DIED AND LEFT THE PROPERTY TO HIS SON– WHO DIDN’T MOVE THE SAND IN TIME TO SAVE THE HOUSE IT’S NOT CLEAR WHAT HE PLANS TO DO WITH THE PROPERTY. STILL THE PERMIT PROCESS IS A SILVER LINING FOR OTHERS WITH HOUSES ON SILVER LAKE. BECAUSE THE SAND ISN’T STOPPING ANYTIME SOON. (9″41 ” IT WILL SLOWLY COVER UP ENTIRE FORESTS AND YOU CAN SEE AS YOU GET CLOSER TO THE DUNE WHRE ENTIRE TREES JUST GET COVERED UP. 3 EB TAG “THE NEXT PROPERTY IN LINE IS THIS THREE CAR LIGHTHOUSE GARAGE ALSO OWNED BY PHIL DRESSLERS ESTATE. IN SILVER LAKE ELLEN BACCA 24 HOUR NEWS 8” 3

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  1. This has been a problem for years. My stepdad used to rent that house when he was a kid in the 60s. No way to really stop this. Sad.

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