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With storms once again flooding Galveston, could the ‘Ike Dike’ provide a solution?

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www.click2houston.com – – 2024-06-19 18:49:35

SUMMARY: , Texas, experienced significant flooding from Tropical Storm Alberto, though Houston remained mostly unaffected. The city, accustomed to such events, faced severe damage in 2008 from Hurricane Ike. In response, Dr. William Merrell proposed the “Ike Dike,” a coastal barrier concept inspired by Dutch floodgate systems, to protect Galveston from future storms. Despite initial slow progress due to funding challenges, the project was approved by the US House and Senate in 2022 with an estimated cost of $57 billion. Recently, the US Army Corps of Engineers secured the first $500,000 for the project. However, full funding remains a long-term challenge, possibly taking decades to complete.

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Car drives off Galveston Pier 21; 3 passengers missing

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www.usatoday.com – – 2024-07-21 11:40:20

SUMMARY: Three individuals are missing after a car drove off Pier 21 in , Texas, early Sunday morning. The incident occurred at 1 a.m., with the driver managing to escape and informing police that three other people were inside the vehicle. The driver was hospitalized and is being questioned by authorities. By 8:30 a.m., the car was retrieved from the water with no one found inside. The investigation is ongoing, and more details will be provided as they become available. USA TODAY is seeking further information from the .

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Driver charged with DWI after car plunges off Pier 21 in Galveston, no others found in car

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www.click2houston.com – – 2024-07-21 06:58:21

SUMMARY: A crash at 's Pier 21 early Sunday morning led to a submerged vehicle in the harbor 30 feet underwater. The driver, 21-year-old Caleb Joseph Hayes of Dickinson, escaped and was medically cleared at UTMB Galveston. Hayes was charged with DWI. Initial reports indicated three other occupants, but police confirmed they were not in the vehicle and were safe. The Galveston Police, Port Police, Galveston Dive Team, and the U.S. Coast Guard collaborated on the search and recovery operations. No other occupants were found in the vehicle. Texas Parks and Wildlife assisted with additional searches, yielding no further victims.

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Galveston, Texas news: Car drives off Pier 21 into water

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www.khou.com – – 2024-07-21 06:52:00

SUMMARY: A vehicle drove off Pier 21 in , Texas, into potentially 30 feet of water early Sunday morning. One person escaped and informed police that three others might still be inside. The Coast Guard and a dive team are actively searching for any remaining occupants. The individual who escaped was taken to a local hospital, but their condition is currently unknown. The incident occurred at the intersection of 21st Street and Harborside Drive.

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