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Beach Erosion

I have spent a better part of my adult life studying beach erosion and patterns of geological shift and the one thing that I know for certain...There is nothing that can be done to prevent beach erosion. Beaches and inlets are constantly shifting. The inlet by Shell Island is very close to Wrightsville Beach, but over time, it will move back toward Figure 8 and that is nature. Human interference sometimes can delay the inevitable and storms can hasten the process, but it is going to happen. The question is why do taxpayers have to pay for this naturally occurring phenomenon? I don't ask taxpayers to move dangerously leaning trees from my yard or expect taxpayers to pay if a branch falls from high winds and damages my home or car. Both of those are nature and there are steps I can take but I can't stop it from happening. Homeowners that buy and build on a shifting beach and/or inlet should bear 100% of the brunt when the sand moves. Every real estate lawyer and every realtor knows it is going to happen and yet, when it does, they act surprised and ask the State for help. The lawmakers need to absolutely put a stop to this!!!!!!!


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