Tip For The Rich: Don’t Build Mansion Near Cliff
[su_r_sky_ad]Things might go seriously wrong:
A huge crack in a cliff is threatening a luxury mansion at the same Texas spot where another vacation house had to be burnt down last year because it was so unstable.
There are now concerns that this home in a gated community could also collapse and crumble into Lake Whitney about 60 miles south of Fort Worth.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told NBC says it is ‘very concerned with public safety’ in light of the new crack.
Neighbor Steve Mellgren told WFAA: ‘It’s getting larger… it’s getting wider… it’s getting deeper.’
He said recent rains have seen the crack open even further.
‘If it does happen… if anybody’s near this cliff… it’s going to be a problem for them,’ he said.
Nicely understated. ‘Nuff said.
bpollen March 18th, 2015 at 3:31 am
Roctuna March 18th, 2015 at 7:34 am
Some folks have more money than sense. Mr. Webb has a home in Miami Beach too. I’ll bet he’s repairing monthly flood damage in that one! I liked the line in the story about the Corp of Engineers keeping the area safe until the danger subsided (no pun intended). The danger wont’ “subside” until that fault block slides off into the lake. That should be interesting to watch. I hope there’s video.
rg9rts March 18th, 2015 at 8:37 am
jybarz March 18th, 2015 at 10:02 am
Sleepless nights for the occupants just began.
Foundryman March 18th, 2015 at 10:56 am
Hey, these are self made rugged individualists! Why was the Army Corp of Engineers called?
Roctuna March 18th, 2015 at 11:01 am
The corp is responsible for the dams and general support of the lakes and reservoirs like Lake Whitney.
Dwendt44 March 18th, 2015 at 11:55 am
Typical of the conservative elite. They build exclusive estates on the sea shore, or the lake front, then, when Mother Nature does her thing, and the shore line erodes, they want the tax payer to help them keep their property values up. wonder what those in Miami will do when the sea level rises enough to washout their luxury digs.
FatRat March 18th, 2015 at 11:30 am
Someone named Lex must be involved with this.
oldfart March 18th, 2015 at 1:33 pm
more money than brains. just ask the former next door neighbor.
any possibility that the crack was caused by injection well earthquakes ?
fancypants March 18th, 2015 at 7:39 pm
Ive got an idea for this home owner
tracey marie March 18th, 2015 at 10:29 pm
This is terrible, to lose your home is very hard.
fahvel March 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm
and what is the problem with dumping rich texans into a lake – at least they get to bring their oversized unnecessary house with them.