Tides are rising. Storms are more frequent and more violent. Here's something people are doing along the Carolina coast to prepare for the next hurricane and storm surge.
New Bern, North Carolina's first capital city, is built on very low-lying land at the confluence of two rivers, the Neuse (pronounced [noose]) and the Trent. The Neuse is tidal at New Bern.
This is meant to be a very uplifting post. Even huge houses like this one are being jacked up so that pilings or new, higher foundations can be fitted under them. The people living them will be safer when the river water comes flowing into their neighborhoods.