Rising water in coastal North Carolina
In a 2013 report, North Carolina public safety officials predicted that more than 1,700 structures, assessed at nearly $200 million, would be inundated in 14 coastal counties if the sea rose by eight inches, the forecast for the next 30 years. By 2100, the forecast is for a 39-inch rise, which the report says would leave more than 34,000 structures, assessed at $4 billion, permanently flooded. Read related article.
SOURCE: Geospatial and Technology Management Office, North Carolina Department of Public Safety; U.S. Census. GRAPHIC: The Washington Post. Published June 21, 2014.