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« on: September 20, 2012, 07:12:10 AM »

Jan Nash loves vacationing in a Rodanthe, N.C., beach house where ocean waves splash under the deck and beautiful views of the encroaching sea are ever present.

There's only one drawback.

"Normally, you put beach chairs out in front of the house," said Nash, who is from Pennsylvania. "You can't do that here. But the view is absolutely spectacular."

Sitting third from the end on Rodanthe's oceanfront, the house Nash rents could be doomed to tumble into the surf soon. Of the 307 miles of North Carolina coastline, Rodanthe has the worst erosion rate, according to the state's latest beach erosion maps. Last year, Hurricane Irene cut a new inlet just above the community. At least one house has collapsed, and another had to be moved.

Officials are not sure why erosion is so aggressive there and, more important, aren't sure that much can be done about it.

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/09/nc-agency-weighs-coastal-erosion
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 12:59:16 PM »

Mother Nature is hard to control......Even though they toss billions of dollars at her.... Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 04:46:17 PM »

These two pictures were taken in rodanthe last November 2011 over a month after Irene. The corner you see sticking out of the sand in the first picture is the top edge of a built in swimming pool.
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I love the late summer and fall. We are over the hump now. Things start to slow down. The vacationers start to leave and traffic starts getting back to normal. The ducks are going to be coming in and the crabs are the biggest and heaviest of the year.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 04:53:23 PM »

Here is one more of another house. That wall surrounds another built in swimming pool.
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I love the late summer and fall. We are over the hump now. Things start to slow down. The vacationers start to leave and traffic starts getting back to normal. The ducks are going to be coming in and the crabs are the biggest and heaviest of the year.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 08:27:47 PM »

Mother Nature designed the Outer Banks to keep shifting inland and renewing itself.....But People and the Government think they can change it.....Wasted money.... Wink
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