Despite climate change threats, many US coastal counties keep growing – USA TODAY

Among the counties that trace the coastline of the contiguous United States, two very different pictures emerged from the latest census.
One shows how residents fled after devastating hurricanes, fueled by warmer-than-normal water in the Gulf of Mexico, slammed into their communities.
The other shows how coastal counties attracted millions of people to shiny new subdivisions, drawn by idyllic dreams of life near the beach.


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