Eroding bluffs scare homeowners northwest of Sequim

Those of us that help draft laws regarding shoreline management are often villified as putting in too much regulation. I would venture to say that these homeowners would have preferred to err on the side of caution rather than find themselves 40′ closer to a 150′ bluff. I wonder how this effects their homeowners insurance, if they can get it.

2/12 Peninsula Daily News By Rob Ollikainen–Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — When Roger Huntman heard the rumbling beneath his feet, he knew it was time to run.

Standing near the edge of a bluff overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Huntman got out of the way before a section of his lawn calved like a glacier.

“If I didn’t run approximately 40 feet, I would have gone down with it,” said Huntman, who lives in the Monterra subdivision northwest of Sequim.

Over the course of about three hours on the morning of Feb. 1, a 150-foot section of the bluff moved about 40-feet closer to a row of homes on 100 block of Cypress Circle.

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