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Title: USGS Public Lecture Series: Hurricanes and Our Changing Coasts
In September 2008, Hurricane Ike destroyed nearly every house in the Gulf-front community of Gilchrist, just north of Galveston Texas. In addition to storm surge and battering waves, the land on which the houses were built contributed to the disaster by changing in shape and elevation. Dr. Sallenger will explain how the coast changes during extreme stormssuch as Hurricanes Isabel, Katrina, and Ikeand what this means for our coastal developments today and in the future.
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Location: Reston, VA, USA
Date Taken: 7/1/2009
Video Producer: U.S. Geological Survey
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