North Carolina’s Outer Banks is a staggeringly pretty area. The waves are insane, as surfers like Brett Barley have proven, and the ocean is a wild one. So wild, in fact, that two houses collapsed on May 10 after high water levels and beach erosion swept the legs out from underneath them. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is warning that more homes could fall into the ocean in the coming months and years.
Both of the homes that collapsed were, luckily, unoccupied. Video that hit the internet shows one of the homes collapsing after waves knocked the stilts out from under it.