Federal Emergency Management Agency

Beach Restoration

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The beaches of Galveston Island in Texas are the number one source of tourism for this coastal community. Hurricane Ike dumped debris on the beaches and in the surf as well as creating a large loss of sand all along the shoreline. Since the local economy is dependent on tourism, emergency re-nourishing of the beaches was needed. Restored beaches help recover the town's tourism base and economy as well as protecting the sea wall from future storm damage. - Location: Galveston, TX
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