Hoover Beach takes another beating, wind and waves create ‘ice houses’


HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — You remember the ice piles, and surely, you couldn’t have forgotten about the carcicle. But now, Hamburg has a new frozen attraction to dazzle both locals and visitors alike.

The strong winds felt across western New York on Thursday resulted in the waters of Lake Erie blowing ashore, encasing parts of the land and several homes on Hoover Beach in ice. These houses are some of the more noticeable examples of these feats of nature.

However, underneath all that ice, residents have to worry about damage to their homes. Erosion over the past few big storms has caused Lake Erie to creep ever closer to properties.

News 4 spoke with homeowner Lise Kreuder, who said Hoover Beach needs a breakwall sooner rather than later. Last month, the Hamburg town supervisor announced the town would be applying for newly available FEMA funds in 2020 that could help pay for a breakwall or other protective measures for the beleaguered neighborhood.

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(Photo courtesy of Lise)
(Photo courtesy of Ed Mis)

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