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Stopping A Hurricane’s Storm Surge: Texas Considers What Will Work

Next month, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will consider proposals to reduce flooding when hurricanes hit a critical part of the Texas Gulf Coast. It's the area that includes miles of refineries and petrochemical plants — and millions of people. But who should pay? And should everyone be protected when hurricanes hit?

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What you have down here is 364 days of beauty and one day of absolute terror. And that’s what we have to protect against.”

—Bill Merrell, marine scientist at Texas A&M’s Galveston

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