Ocean demolishes cottage in Rodanthe

By on May 29, 2020

(Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue)

(Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue

Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue has posted these images of a home destroyed by ocean water on the night of May 28. Here is their report.

“While you were sleeping, the Atlantic took down a house. It displaced renters from neighboring homes. The Debris field stretches from Sea Oats (Liberty gas station) through S-turns. Be careful of boards with nails and other hazards littering the water and shoreline. There are also compromised septic tanks in the water. Water activities are not advised in the area of N Rodanthe.”

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  • Zack Bass

    How so not tragic. Someone’s rental cottage gets eaten by the Ocean. What do you expect when you build on a migrating Barrier Island?

    Friday, May 29 @ 5:00 pm
  • Steve

    This is normal and is a man made issue.

    Saturday, May 30 @ 5:23 am
  • Trashcan Man

    This property was condemned 6 months ago. Why did the owner allow this to happen? Why did the county allow this to happen? Now there is compromised septic tanks leaking into the ocean.

    Saturday, May 30 @ 2:33 pm
  • Greg Hamby

    This 2 mile stretch of beach has been eroding for years. Many structures have been destroyed along this stretch. What happened at Rodanthe Pier and Mirlo Beach was the beginning back in the 70s. These currently threatened houses should be moved. The small one that fell is the forebearer of what will happen to the others there. The same has happened in severasl locations from Kitty Hawk to Hatteras over many years. This happens all around the country from West to East and North to South. Waterfront houses fall in to the Great Lakes.

    Monday, Jun 1 @ 11:48 am
  • Lou Briccant

    Stop building houses by the ocean maybe? Common sense much?

    Tuesday, Jun 2 @ 9:03 am