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Outer Banks Home Falls Into Ocean, More Could Follow

 Tuesday, May 10, 2022

 the Herald Sun

A beach home along North Carolina’s Outer Banks collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday, May 10, and the National Park Service fears more are likely to fall in the coming days.

The home at 24235 Ocean Drive in Rodanthe was unoccupied at the time, according to Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

‘The beach has been closed along all of Ocean Drive in Rodanthe to protect the public from hazards associated with the collapsed home and because there are additional homes in the area that may collapse,’ the park said in a news release.

‘Visitors should use caution when participating in recreational activities on the beach and in the ocean along Hatteras Island as debris is being spread widely across the Seashore.’

Chicamacomico Banks Fire & Rescue reported May 10 the house fell overnight and another ‘will probably go in today at some point.’