National Parks of Eastern N.C. Superintendent David Hallac provided updates on the problematic and endangered oceanfront homes in Rodanthe at a well-attended public meeting at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building on Wednesday night, August 24.
In the past two years, four homes along a severely eroded stretch of shoreline in Rodanthe have collapsed into the ocean, creating a debris field that spanned for 15 miles or more. One home, built in 1977, collapsed in 2020, while three additional homes collapsed in the first five months of 2022. A 1980 house fell into the ocean in February, while two more 1980s-era homes collapsed within hours on May 10 during a nor’easter.