Alex Thierry went to work Monday and got a call a few hours later that waves were crashing into his home. He suspects the high tide, combined with strong winds, pushed the water right through the walls.
"I'm pretty sure a log, or a rock or something came in, broke one of the windows, and the hole just got bigger and bigger as the water rushed out," he says. "Something like this I couldn't imagine ever happening to me."
Thierry says he lost almost all of his possessions to the rising water. He's staying with a friend until he can find another place to live.