Broken house in water

Climate Crisis

Watch: Shocking footage shows 2 North Carolina homes claimed by rising seas

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North Carolina’s Outer Banks is a popular tourist destination, home to wildlife preserves, beaches, and idyllic homes right on the water.

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But the region is especially prone to rising sea levels due to coastal erosion — and its residents are already feeling the shift.