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Cape Hatteras National Seashore warns visitors of beach debris between Rodanthe and Salvo

Collapsed house and debris on beach near the ocean.
Collapsed house in Rodanthe, N.C.

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News Release Date: February 9, 2022

Contact: Michael Barber, 252-270-5389

MANTEO, N.C. — Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitors should use caution when participating in recreational activities on the beach and in the ocean between the villages of Rodanthe and Salvo due to debris from a collapsed house.

The bulk of the debris is at the site of the collapsed house, located at 24183 Ocean Drive, Rodanthe; however, smaller amounts of debris have been spotted as far south as off-road vehicle (ORV) ramp 23, more than seven miles away.

The National Park Service is communicating with Dare County to coordinate the removal of the house and all related debris on the beach.

Additional photos are available on Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Flickr page.

Debris on beach near ocean.
Example of smaller amounts of debris near ORV ramp 23.

National Park Service photo

Last updated: February 9, 2022

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