Hurricane Harvey has pummeled Texas, dumping a year’s worth of rain in just a few days and displacing thousands from their homes.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn filed legislation that he says would expedite the long process of constructing a hurricane protection system for the Texas coast, including the particularly vulnerable Houston region.
Texas is home to the Houston Ship Channel, one of the world’s busiest maritime waterways. It’s also home to the nation’s largest oil refining and petrochemical complex. What would happen to the area if a big hurricane hit?