On September 16th Hurricane Lee came by for a visit to the South Shore, locally leaving many trees and power lines down. We actually lost one tree in the front which narrowly missed the house ~ see my blog ~
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Due to hurricane damage Rissers Beach has been closed now for a couple of months, but today while ignoring the “Danger Hazardous Area” signs I took an early morning wander through the park and along the beach.
To anyone like myself who is very familiar with the entire Rissers location, you will be amazed at the significant extent of the damage and devastation. There are dozens or perhaps hundreds of trees down, inland footpaths are now covered in deep sand and lots of seaweed. The access deck which extended out onto the beach has gone, I actually found a big part of it about another 100’ down the beach and probably about 50’ into the trees and shrubbery. The campground has lost all its trees and is now covered in rocks and sand. The damage and resulting change in landscape certainly indicates just how powerful Lee was, it has changed parts of Rissers to the point where they are completely unrecognizable.
Below are this morning’s pics showing some of the devastation, along with in complete contrast the tranquil sea.