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Winter storms and summer hurricanes are notorious is hurling erosive forces at the North Carolina coast. Many homes along the coast now stand vulnerable due to loss of dune protection and erosion rates that are increasing with sea level rise.
The beaches of the Outer Banks are constantly changing as the waves reshape the land. By the turn of the next century, Ocracoke Island may even be underwater due to such changes. However, the constant transformation of the landscape does not take away from the beauty of the land, nor North Carolinians’ affection for it.