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Climate change-induced coastal erosion causes NC houses to collapse, poses additional threats

Rising erosion rates present a serious problem for North Carolina. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Climate Resilience Toolkit suggests an average coastline recession rate of 25 feet per year on some barrier islands in the Southeast. With nearly 30% of the U.S. population living in coastline counties as of 2017, even losses of just one to two feet can be devastating.