Severe Coastal Flooding Sweeps Cape Hatteras House Out to Sea

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 said the collapses occurred on Ocean Drive in Rodanthe, and advised visitors to avoid the area’s beach.

The National Weather Service 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.

This footage was taken by Austin Porter. Credit: Austin Porter via Storyful

Video transcript

- There it goes. I made it just in time. It's a houseboat now. [? Dan! ?] It went in. There it goes. I made it just in time. It's a houseboat now. [? Dan! ?] It went in.

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