May 12, 2022 16:32 GMT
The beach will remain closed due to the dangers associated with debris scattered on the coast and possible new landslides.
A house by the beach was dragged on Tuesday by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean in the community of Rodanthe, located in North Carolina (USA).
A video posted on Twitter showed the exact moment the structure, located at 24265 Ocean Drive, was torn from its piles Y deep into the ocean.
The House It was built in 1980, so that for more than 40 years the erosion of the coast was stealing land until leaving the structure practically on the seashore.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) has confirmed that an unoccupied house at 24265 Ocean Drive, Rodanthe, NC collapsed this afternoon. This is the second unoccupied house collapse of the day at the Seashore. Readmore: https://t.co/ZPUiklQAWApic.twitter.com/OMoPNCpbzk
— Cape Hatteras National Seashore (@CapeHatterasNPS) May 10, 2022
This is the same danger faced by the other constructions in the area. In March, the National Park Service on the island warned that nine houses were about to collapse as a result of erosion.
Only a few hours earlier, that same day, the authorities had confirmed the collapse of other home located at 24235 Ocean Drive, built in 1985.
In February, another house had collapsed, its debris spreading for miles before cleanup efforts by homeowners and volunteers removed most of it. In these cases they were unoccupied houses, so no one was injured.
The authorities reported that the beach would remain closed by the dangers associated with debris scattered on the coast and possible new landslides.