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Seawall collapses in North Fort Myers

Video footage shows collapse
Posted at 9:35 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 06:56:32-04

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- New video shows parts of a seawall behind a home collapsing into the water. The footage, recorded Sunday night, shows a home on Gulf Circle.

One homeowner says she watch her neighbor’s seawall fall first. Next she says, her own seawall fell along with her docks and boat.

The woman says she was able to save the boat. Now she is mostly worried about the safety of her home.

As of Monday, morning there have been reports of another seawall beginning to fall.

Experts say you can easily check your seawall for signs of breaching. They say you should look out for various cracks, movement, and rust on the seawall.

Repairs require multiple permits and they can take up to 60 days to get approved.