USNPS not yet ready to press for moving houses at risk of collapsing into sea at Cape Hatteras NS
So far this year three houses have been claimed by the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, polluting the seashore with construction materials, furnishings, sewage from septic tanks, and more. While more houses could be pulled down by the ocean, the National Park Service is searching for a solution but has yet to order homeowners to relocate their houses before they collapse.
"We will continue to proactively work with homeowners to prevent future impacts to the seashore," Superintendent Dave Hallec told the Traveler in an email Wednesday. "We are also exploring other options to prevent ongoing and future potential impacts to the seashore."