As 100 lorry loads of sand are brought into Hembsy in Norfolk to rebuild the access to the beach, more heartbreaking stories are emerging of people trying to rebuild their lives after losing everything when their cliff top homes were demolished at the weekend.
One 74 year old man says he has nothing except his dog, four cats and his car now his insurance company have refused to pay out.
He says a lifetime of memories have ended up in a skip and he has no idea what to do now.
Natalie Gray reports :
Nursing a pint Maurice Broom reflects on being homeless at 74. He'd moved to Hemsby two years ago this very week but today that home was being broken into small enough pieces to be put in a skip.
He's had a run of bad luck and this has been the final straw.
Maurice's was one of five homes demolished at the weekend after a storm left them teetering on the edge.
He and his four cats and dog have been given temporary accommodation at The Grange Hotel in nearby Ormseby but he doesn't know how long he will be able to stay.
Meanwhile more heartache for a mum and daughter seeing for the first time their holiday chalet which had been in the family for 19 years.
In another part of the village the operation continues to bring 160 cubic metres of sand from Yarmouth to reinstate the access to the beach.