Post by Graveyardbride on Feb 28, 2019 8:25:28 GMT -5
House in Pulaski, N.Y.
‘Ice Houses’ along Lake Ontario
The spray from Lake Ontario, combined with blistering winds and frigid temperatures, have created “ice houses” along the shore. Photos of the phenomenon show exteriors of homes encased in ice that appears to be inches, or in some cases feet, thick. “When I got here, I just couldn't believe that pretty much all the ice is now up in the front of the camp and along the sides of the camp,” Jason Perry told WSTM-TV of Syracuse.
Residents blame the higher-than-normal water levels of Lake Ontario, which, aggravated by winds up to 70 miles-per-hour, created massive waves that blew onto the houses and immediately froze in the chilly temperatures. “It’s devastating, what this has done,” local resident Berta Smith said. “That water is just going to rot that wood out and you’re going to lose the foundation of these houses.”
Earlier this week, high winds created another ice phenomenon known as an “ice tsunami,” that pushed large chunks of ice along the shore of Lake Erie. Ice mounds rose as high as 30 feet, spurring a voluntary evacuation in some areas.
Source: Stephen Sorace, Fox News, February 28, 2019.