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USGS Public Lecture Series: Hurricanes and Our Changing Coasts
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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 storms—such as Hurricanes Isabel, Katrina, and Ike—and 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

Length: 0:00

Video Producer: U.S. Geological Survey

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For more information on this topic, visit: Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms

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