Two North Carolina Beach Houses Collapse Into Atlantic.

️Two North Carolina beach houses collapse on Tuesday, May 11 into the waves due to strong winds and one was caught on camera.

The unoccupied homes were located along Ocean Drive in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe. The park service confirmed both collapses Tuesday and has closed off the areas around the houses.

Debris from the first fallen house was spreading widely. Officials from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which is part of the park service, said they will be working closely with the homeowner to coordinate cleanup activities.

This is the third time a home has fallen into the surf this year. A house in Rodanthe collapsed in February and spread debris across many kilometers of beaches before the homeowner and volunteers were able to clean most of it up. However, clean up efforts for smaller pieces of debris continues.

North Carolina's coast is almost entirely made up of narrow, low-lying barrier islands. Hatteras Island is part of what's known as the Outer Banks.

Hundreds of pricey vacation homes have been built there in places where experts say they probably should not have been. The islands are particularly vulnerable to storm surges and to being washed over from both sides.

Development only makes the problem worse because communities replenish shorelines that are eroding or have been depleted by storms. As sea levels rise, barrier islands typically move toward the mainland over long periods of time. Holding them in place by artificial means only makes them more vulnerable.

(AP)
» Subscribe to VOA News: bit.ly/3KIPysi
» Watch more VOA News video: www.youtube.com/c/VOANews

Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations.

Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press.

Connect with VOA News:

» VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.voanews.com/
» LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: www.facebook.com/voiceofamerica
» FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/voanews/
» FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: twitter.com/VOANews

Watch video on channel "VOA News"
Climate Change Robbing Ethiopia’s Pastoralists of Traditional Livelihood.

Climate Change Robbing Ethiopia’s Pastoralists of Traditional Livelihood.

As they witness million livestock perish, pastoralists fear that life can’t be sustained by the next generation Originally published at -

Facing Public Backlash, Erdogan Pledges Mass Return of Syrians.

Facing Public Backlash, Erdogan Pledges Mass Return of Syrians.

Turkey’s leader promises to return one million Syrians, a move that could become an election liability Originally published at -

1

School Shooting Touches Many in Texas Town

School Shooting Touches Many in Texas Town

Uvalde residents mourn lost friends and neighbors, ask 'Why?' Originally published at -

US Secretary of State Outlines China Policy: Invest, Align, Compete.

US Secretary of State Outlines China Policy: Invest, Align, Compete.

Antony Blinken emphasizes that US stance of 'strategic ambiguity' has not changed despite president's comments earlier this week  Originally published at -

FACT CHECK: China Trumpets Sham Russian Claims About War Coverage.

FACT CHECK: China Trumpets Sham Russian Claims About War Coverage.

On May 17, Global Information, a media account managed by China’s state-run China National Radio, posted a video on the Twitter-like social media platform Weibo. “Independent Journalists from Many Countries Fired for Truthfully Covering the Confli...