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‘On daily basis we fear:’ Properties on shoreline in Somers in jeopardy of falling into Lake Michigan

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Dwelling in Village & City of Somers in jeopardy of falling into Lake Michigan

VILLAGE & TOWN OF SOMERS — For many individuals dwelling within the Midwest, having a home on the lake is a dream. However one property within the Village & City of Somers is simply too near the water for consolation.

“On daily basis we fear in regards to the east storms coming,” mentioned Darrel Carl, who owns a house on the lakefront.

The view turns into not so fascinating when you see one other house that’s not solely on the lake, however dangling above it.

“Now the lake stage is so excessive, it is beginning to eat beneath, and every little thing is falling over,” Carl mentioned.

Dwelling in Village & City of Somers in jeopardy of falling into Lake Michigan

Carl lives subsequent door to the now-abandoned home that used to have a sunroom and a again deck.

“Throughout the final yr and a half, Mary? All of it fell over,” mentioned Carl. “It simply all went away.”

Dwelling in Village & City of Somers in jeopardy of falling into Lake Michigan

The shoreline and bluff erosion is an enormous difficulty that’s now placing Carl’s home in danger.

“It is our retirement — and it is washing into the lake,” Carl mentioned. “We had stairs down there, and one morning, we wakened they usually had been fully gone.”

Dwelling in Village & City of Somers in jeopardy of falling into Lake Michigan

The disappearing property and homes on the verge of falling into the lake haven’t gone unnoticed by village/city officers.

Jason Peters

“The village has really put in a raze order to have that home eliminated for some time, however we have been working by the method with the financial institution that really holds that mortgage now for them to do away with it,” mentioned Jason Peters, Somers assistant administrator.

Because the wind blasts and the waves roll, the deserted home continues to linger above the water.

“The issue will not be going away any time quickly,” Peters mentioned.

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