Dare County leaders said communities are at risk from coastal erosion, but state law is holding them back from finding potential solutions.
Dare County leaders said they can no longer afford to build back beaches in the Outer Banks that have been swallowed by the ocean, sending multiple houses collapsing in recent years.
Leaders said communities are now at risk, but state law is holding them back from finding potential solutions.
The Dare County community of Rodanthe caught the world’s attention in May 2022, when two oceanfront homes on the same street collapsed within a matter of hours.
Video of one of the crashes went viral – but a year later, not much has improved.
“Our hands are tied because of the money,” Dare County Commissioner Danny Couch told WRAL News. “We don’t have a lot of options, we have an option at this point, and it’s beach nourishment…”