Forty billionaires on the Forbes 400 list own property or live on this skinny barrier island, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Property in the town is valued at $10 billion USD, though most of it is low lying and susceptible to flooding.
Trump tower and its neighbors cast shadows over the sand of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, a town North of Miami which sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Parts of Sunny Isles are already experiencing high tide flooding due to rising sea levels.
A sailboat cuts under Mordecai Island in Beach Haven, New Jersey. The island is eroding away due to a history of dredging for navigation as well as mash grass damage due to excess nutrients.
Waves break on shifting sand bars off of Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, Massachusetts at the mouth of at the mouth of Nauset Harbor. Sand bars provide a degree of protection to ocean-facing beaches, but can wash away or move dramatically during storms.
Waves lash the coast of Bay City, Texas. These houses lie in a VE Flood zone, one of the most extreme designations. During Hurricane Harvey, one third of residents of Bay City chose to stay behind during a mandatory evacuation.