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Protecting the Coast

Galveston residents weigh in on hurricane levee proposal that some call "a really bad, bad plan"

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office proposed a massive levee system for the Houston area in late October that would cost as much as $20 billion. It's part of a larger plan to protect the state's coastline from hurricane storm surge.

Lauri Mathias speaks during public comments at an Army Corp of Engineers meeting about the Texas Coastal Study, in Galveston…

Protecting the Coast

A plan to guard the Texas coast from hurricanes has been years in the making. Will it ever become reality?

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In Harvey's Wake

The devastation was swift, and the recovery is far from over. Sign up for our ongoing coverage of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath. You can help by sharing your story here or sending a tip to harvey@texastribune.org.

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