North Carolina beach house destroyed by tide and rough waves

Atlantic Ocean takes down home along the Outer Banks in May 2020. (Photo: Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue)

HATTERAS ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The Atlantic Ocean claimed a beach house near Rodanthe on the Outer Banks Thursday night, leaving a debris field along the shoreline and displacing renters from nearby homes.

Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue shared several images from the scene.

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“The debris field stretches from Sea Oats (Liberty gas station) through [the] S-turns,” Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue wrote in a Facebook post. “Be careful of boards with nails and other hazards littering the water and shoreline. There are also compromised septic tanks in the water. Water activities are not advised in the area of N Rodanthe.”

Photos posted on social media from this morning show at least one cottage destroyed and several others in peril.