Dare County to hold Rodanthe beach erosion meeting

By on December 22, 2022

The collapse of oceanfront homes in Rodanthe has sparked greater fears about beach erosion. (File photo: National Park Service)

Dare County has announced it will host a discussion in Rodanthe concerning beach erosion on Jan. 18. Several beachfront homes in that community have collapsed in the past year and at a well-attended community meeting in Rodanthe last March, National Park Service officials indicated that about a dozen more homes were in danger of a similar collapse.

Here is the announcement.

Dare County will host a public meeting to provide information and facilitate a discussion with residents and property owners in the village of Rodanthe regarding their concerns with the issue of erosion that has affected the Hatteras Island community.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, which is located at 23646 N.C. Highway 12 in Rodanthe, just south of Myrna Peters Road.

Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard will open the meeting, followed by a presentation from Dare County Manager/Attorney Bobby Outten that will include an overview of the logistics and funding models that have made previous beach nourishment projects possible in Dare County. The presentation will also discuss the challenges that are faced when it comes to funding and prioritizing newly established beach nourishment projects.

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for both in-person and virtual attendees to ask questions or express their concerns. To participate virtually, attendees must register in advance using this link:

Click here to register to attend virtually.

For those who are interested in viewing the meeting without participating in the discussion, a livestream option will be available on Dare County’s YouTube channel. In addition, if you have comments or questions that you would like to have addressed during the meeting, please submit them via email to DareCountyPR@DareNC.com no later than Monday, January 16, 2023.

For those who are unable to attend or tune in on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, the video will also be available for viewing on Dare County’s YouTube channel following the meeting.





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  • Bill

    Maybe it’s time to stop fighting a losing battle trying to maintain stability on a Migrating Barrier Island. Maybe it’s time to stop throwing money into the ocean. Maybe it’s time to retreat.

    Thursday, Dec 22 @ 7:10 pm
  • Greg

    In Kitty Hawk we went through this from 1976 (and even farther back) to 2003. The Ash Wednesday Storm on March 7th 1962 did tremendous damage from Virginia Beach to Oregon Inlet. Many homes are no longer along Kitty Hawk Beach here. Isabel was the last big house smasher. Some disappeared and some were saved. There is no more oceanfront building from Kitty Hawk pier to Avalon Pier. Existing homes can be remodeled within limits. Since beach nourishment in 2017 there have been no ocean overwash events.

    Thursday, Dec 22 @ 8:21 pm
  • Steven

    Overwash is vital for the survival of Hatteras Island!
    Dune lines are the worst thing we can do, proven to be a direct cause of erosion during storms, also prevents the elevation gains that Overwash brings.

    Island is being strangled by dune lines.

    Friday, Dec 23 @ 4:45 am
  • democracy

    In the not-so-distant future, what’s known as the Outer Banks will be gone. And that’s a fact.

    Friday, Dec 23 @ 6:38 pm
  • olin hardy

    No way to stop this beach erosion, mother nature is so powerful

    Saturday, Dec 24 @ 9:35 am
  • Steve

    It’s only erosion due to mans manipulation of the island. Without that it would not erode, a barrier island migrates, stop that migration and it’s all erosion.

    Wednesday, Dec 28 @ 11:22 am