North CarolinaTwo ocean houses in the Outer Banks, NC, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on the 10th due to high water and beach erosion. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore Agency said more houses could collapse in the coming days.
CNN quoted the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as saying that the two seaside homes were located in Rodenthe, NC, on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, and were uninhabited at the time of the collapse. From one of the destroyed images provided by the agency, it can be seen that the pillars supporting the house were torn apart by the waves, and then the entire building fell into the rough Atlantic Ocean. The outer wall was also pierced by the waves.
According to Marketwatch, according to American Onlinereal estateFirm Zillow’s latest estimate puts the destroyed asset at $381,200. CNN reported that another house in Rodanza collapsed in February, and debris was scattered for miles on the beach. Collapse of waterfront homes With this week’s severe weather as well as long-term problems such as rising sea levels and beach erosion on Hatteras Island, officials fear it could be a growing problem.
“Unfortunately, more homes may collapse on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches in the near future,” David Hallack, director of the Northeast Carolina National Park Service, said in a statement. They said that after the first house collapsed, they reached out to local homeowners to recommend action to prevent the collapse and impact on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
An empty house on stilts in Rodenthe, North Carolina, as it fell into the ocean this afternoon.
According to Zillow it was priced at $381,200. pic.twitter.com/RxkgOkBIv0
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