During my reporting on the problem of wind-turbine noise, I have interviewed a number of homeowners who have abandoned their homes due to the noise. One of those people: Wisconsin resident Dave Enz. After talking with him on the phone, he sent me the following statement. I edited only for punctuation. I have added some follow up questions at the bottom of his statement. — Robert Bryce
Port Elgin, Bruce County:
the unidentified family lives less than a kilometre from the turbine on Stickel Street, reporting migraines when the turbine is operational and the wind is blowing from the west off Lake Huron. He says the family leaves their home to find relief from the headaches, but adds the symptoms return upon re-entering their home. Blackburn News
I have had to permanently move out of my home because of this problem… Since I have moved to another location I have no longer had any health problems related to the noise from the wind turbines
…sold a property located near two wind turbines in the Ridgetown area after suffering months of sleep deprivation from noise he claims is caused by the turbines.
… tried sleeping in her vehicle sometimes, remained at school after hours despite her fatigue, and spent weekends elsewhere. After a year and half, upon her son’s advice, she abandoned residence in her home APPEC
moved into a basement room without windows so he could get sleep. Read article
He finds relief by sleeping away from home or in the unfinished basement, which requires his shutting down the furnace and thereby cutting off heat to the house. http://appec.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/may-9th-at-the-ert/
… coping with the health impacts by leaving our farm to spend time in town or neighbouring communities. We have purchased a trailer and rented a site at a nearby campground in order to get away from the turbines on a regular basis during the warmer weather. WCO
“renting a room 12 km’s away” (from Corbetton, Ontario)
“driving to my son’s home just to escape” (wind turbine noise)
Counties of Dufferin, Grey
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