Beach reopens after cleanup of Outer Banks house collapse

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Saturday, June 1, 2024
Beach reopens after Outer Banks house collapse
NPS says to wear hard-soled shoes as debris is still washing ashore.

RODANTHE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A section of a beach along the Outer Banks reopened Saturday morning two days after the cleanup of a collapsed house.

On Tuesday, an unoccupied house collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean. About one mile of the beach along Ocean Drive in Rodanthe on the Outer Banks was closed.

Photos show a couch, furniture and pieces of the home scattered across the shoreline following the collapse.

WATCH | House on Outer Banks collapses into ocean

This is the sixth house to collapse along the Outer Banks in the past four years.

National Seashore employees moved dozens of pickup truckloads of debris to a nearby parking lot the following days. The public was invited to help employees and a contractor hired by the house owner.

The National Park Service advises beachgoers to wear hard-soled shoes and avoid debris as some pieces are still washing ashore.

According to U.S. National Park Service officials, this is the sixth to fall along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore's beaches in the past four years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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