Residents of beachfront homes in Wamberal, New South Wales, were preparing to leave ahead of an evacuation order for Monday, July 20, due to an “erosion crisis,” according to reports.
News.com.au reported that two houses have partially collapsed and encroaching swells were eroding other houses’ foundations along the Central Coast. Eighteen at-risk homes were to be evacuated “indefinitely” on Monday, reports said.
Wamberal residents told local media they were upset that the Central Coast Council had not built a sea wall to combat the erosion and protect their property.
Aerial footage filmed by Klayte McSweeny, @photoslog, shows the eroded shoreline and damage to property along the coast in Wamberal on July 18. Credit: @photoslog via Storyful