I have friends who have a house on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina. Their house was severely damaged by a hurricane a long time ago, and now they are losing land because the ocean is encroaching. How long will this continue before the ocean begins to recede?
— Troy Vonsh, Chicago
Your friends face an unfortunate situation that has no solution. The threat of hurricanes is ongoing, and it is a risk faced by all those (in the U.S.) who reside near the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.