9. C. Martinez: Do the levees that were constructed at Galveston really work?
G. Salas: The levees did work in Galveston. They help keep damage low from flooding in the cities that are in the hurricane's path. The levees still need to have periodic checks to make sure there is no major damage done to it.
H. Luna: Galveston was recently awarded $1.7 million for periodic levee safety inspections. Levees are man-made embankments that prevent rivers from overflowing and oceans from flowing onto undesirable areas. Levees, such as the one in Texas City, have proved to be effective in minimizing damages from hurricanes. http://galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=04b68095d6f870c1
M. Martinez: The levees that were constructed at Galveston were constructed to protect the coastal areas from experiencing inundation. However, these are built according to its current sea level. Higher water levels would question its purpose because higher flood levels might overtop them. This is the reason why levees need to be maintained and sea level monitored.