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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?
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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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...