Posts Tagged ‘lone house’
Warren and Pam Adams lost a house to Hurricane Rita in 2005, so it seems they’d be relieved to learn their new home withstood Hurricane Ike.
But not when their house is the only one still standing in their section of Gilchrist, Texas.
Ike’s storm surge last week devastated the Bolivar Peninsula town, flattening most of the roughly 200 homes there. The couple’s yellow house at the beach — supported 14 feet off the ground by wooden columns — was the only house on Gilchrist’s Gulf Coast side not to be flattened…
Aaron Reed, a spokesman with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, confirmed that only the Adams’ home survived on that Gulf-side beach.
“I thought, if I were to ever build a house on the coast, I’m going to contact the guy who built this.”
I agree. I’ve worked with some really good contractors; but, this guy knew what he was doing.