Cottages On NC Outer Banks Facing Demolition

Nearly 30 cottages on North Carolina's Outer Banks that were damaged by a nor'easter are facing demolition unless they can be moved.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports that the 28 cottages are now little more than sources of debris. Nuisance notices issued by the town of Nags Head in late November say the houses will be demolished unless they're moved quickly.

The November storm appears to have struck a decisive blow to vulnerable oceanfront structures. Nags Head public works director Dave Clark says the town lost as much as 70 feet of beach in some places, totaling about $10 million worth of sand. Clark said by month's end, the town had removed about 80 tons of storm debris, and more debris remains.

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