Try SEVERAL thousand in revenue for EACH home! That adds up quickly. I'm 3/10 of a mile back off the beach and pay $2300.00/year in taxes.
What doesn't make sense is people building on areas that they KNOW will erode away, even without major storms. The northern end of any barrier island on our coast is always in danger because the natural migration of our inlets is southerly. The north end of Topsail, the north end of Figger Eight, the north end of WB. They all suffer from the same problem, people with too much money and not enough sense. Add that to natural inlet migration and ...guess what?
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