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    Isn't this what Galveston, TX did, like, 106 years ago? and at the time, it was considered one of the most expensive and high-tech endeavors of land reconstruction. Why can't we do that with NOLA and other areas in this century?

    Read more if you're interested in learning how the 1900 rebuild effort for Galveston worked. It involved building a seawall around the city's coastal perimeter and elevating the city, in some places, up to 17 to 20 feet higher than its original elevation.

    After the devastating hurricane of 1900, which claimed about 8,000 lives, Galveston at its newer, safer elevation has not experienced anywhere NEAR the devastation from a hurricane strike since; and it, too, is a Gulf Coast city.

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