Two unoccupied beach houses on the North Carolina Outer Banks collapsed into the ocean on Tuesday, May 10, amid severe coastal flooding, officials said.
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore National Park said the collapses occurred on Ocean Drive in Rodanthe, and advised visitors to avoid the area’s beach.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a coastal flood warning and a high surf advisory for the area until Thursday morning, and said two to four feet of inundation could be possible for beach-adjacent properties and roadways.
The flooding could significantly threaten life and property, the NWS said.
Footage by Daniel Pullen shows rough waters dragging a house down a beach and into the Atlantic. Debris can be seen tossed around the choppy shoreline. Credit: Daniel Pullen via Storyful