Proposed storm walls in Texas could cost up to $4 billion

07/14/2009 | MSNBC

Disaster-preparedness officials in Texas are considering plans to build a 55-mile storm barrier along the state's Gulf coast to protect Houston and nearby communities from sea surges during hurricanes. People who oppose the idea said the proposed structure, which would stand 17 feet high, could take two decades to complete and require as much as $4 billion in federal funding.

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