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Galveston's Seawall

Galveston's position, on an island in the gulf, makes it vulnerable to a hurricane storm surge, when the force of the storm pushes sea level abnormally higher. The city's seawall is different from New Orleans's levees, but a major storm surge could challenge the city's defenses.

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Article | HOUSTON, Sept. 13 -- Texas and Louisiana on Saturday began a massive recovery effort, including searching for the stranded and missing, after Hurricane Ike, a colossal storm stretching about 600 miles, pulverized the Gulf Coast. Winds reached about 100 mph as the storm flattened houses, ripped the...

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