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To Combat Rising Seas, Why Not Raise Up The Town?

NPR | May 3, 2013 7:49 a.m. | Updated: May 6, 2013 9:05 a.m.

When the Great Storm of 1900 battered Galveston, Texas, the town simply lifted itself up—in some places as much as 17 feet. Could a similar approach save cities today? Randy Behm of the US Army Corps of Engineers and Dwayne Jones of the Galveston Historical Foundation talk about the costs and feasibility of raising a town, albeit with better technology than Galveston’s hand-cranked jacks and mules.


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