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‘I don’t want to be here when it falls in’: How people on the Outer Banks are wrestling with a vanishing coastline

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For folks who live on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, keeping up with storm patterns is a pretty common routine. But in recent years, keeping a watchful eye on the horizon has meant bracing for more severe damage to the coast.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond talks with environment reporter Celeste Gracia about her reporting on beach nourishment projects happening in the Outer Banks.

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Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Celeste Gracia covers the environment for WUNC. She has been at the station since September 2019 and started off as morning producer.