Isabel's Long-Term Damages

The destruction left by Hurricane Isabel 'is likely to accelerate the trend of mini-mansions pushing middle-income families and summer cottages from the waterfront.'
October 15, 2003, 6am PDT | Connie Chung
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"Over the past 10 to 15 years...middle-income families with million-dollar views--have gradually been pushed from Anne Arundel County's 533-mile shoreline and Baltimore County's 175 miles. So have the quaint summer cottages that long defined the waterfront. In their place, larger and larger homes have sprouted. Those who know the coast say Isabel's passing will accelerate that change....Most of the homes were small, old and on the shore. Where those smaller homes disappear, larger residences perched atop stilts will take their place, real estate agents and community activists say."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Monday, October 13, 2003 in The Baltimore Sun
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