Two Homes Collapsed On North Carolina's Coast

May 11, 2022

By: Mary Moore

Two homes located along North Carolina’s coast at 24235 Ocean Drive collapsed and fell into the water on Tuesday. Luckily the homes were unoccupied, U.S. National Park Service officials.

The homeowners are getting help with their cleanup from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which is a division of the park service, according to ABC.

"Unfortunately, there may be more houses that collapse onto Seashore beaches in the near future," David Hallac, superintendent of National Parks of Eastern North Carolina, said in a statement. "We proactively reached out to homeowners along Ocean Drive in Rodanthe after the first house collapse and recommended that actions be taken to prevent collapse and impacts to Cape Hatteras National Seashore."

This is the third home to be swept away since February. Officials blame the rising sea levels, eroding shorelines, and homes that probably shouldn’t have been there at the time.

The beach is now closed to the public from the hazardous materials left by the collapse.