Redesigning our coast to hold back a hurricane

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No single project could give the U.S. the level of coastal fortification that the Netherlands has, but it would be a start, Ovink noted. “If you do this on a regional scale, your region will be safer and more resilient,” he said. “Every dollar is worth four if you do it in a more resilient way. We want innovation. It’s the next standard. It’s not the standard that we have now.”

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