Major Beach Erosion Causing Problems at Cape San Blas

Ivan's storm surge caused tremendous erosion problems at Cape San Blas outside of Port St. Joe. Some of the exclusive waterfront homes there have gone into the Gulf.

Two of the homes, worth close to a million dollars each, were apparently built too close to the water and collapsed and fell in.

Several other homes at the Cape have extreme foundation erosion and will probably have to be condemned.

The Cape San Blas homes were almost inaccessible after the storm and some residents say there is a lesson to be learned here, that Mother Nature does not want us to build to close to the Gulf of Mexico; build behind the dunes.

The water continually covered the highway at an area known as the "Stump Hole", which leads to the waterfront community at Cape San Blas.