As sea levels rise, some ask: ‘When is it time to retreat?’

Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – Standing outside her Lakes Bay home, Ailyn Deguzman points to a 4-foot-long wooden log blocking the gravel driveway next to her house.

It’s there to keep visitors from parking in a spot that frequently gathers flood and rain water. Despite the headaches of living beside water, Deguzman calls her new bayside home “a dream” and says moving inland doesn’t cross her mind.

“It’s a dream to be living by the water,” Deguzman said. “I wouldn’t leave.” …

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