Sand trapped: 'If you were to leave this ... it would cover the houses'

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WALDPORT, Ore. - Residents are shoveling out after a windstorm buried homes along the Oregon Coast in sand.

High winds left sand piled up to the roof level of some homes in Waldport.

KATU News reports the homes are mostly vacation rentals. It could take weeks to dig them out of the dunes.

"You could barely sleep it was so loud," said Bob Bailey, who was in one of the homes as the storm hit. "You could just hear the sand pounding against the windows and roof it was pretty loud."

Ben Simon told KOIN News it's hard work to shovel all the sand, but it provides job security. Unlike snow, they don't make sandblowers. All that sand has to be shoveled out or yarded out using heavy equipment.

"If you were to leave this like this it would cover the houses," Simon said. "It is definitely a job."

>>> Photos of sand piled up against houses in Waldport