South Padre Island task force reinforcing sand dunes ahead of hurricane season

2 years 11 months 21 hours ago Tuesday, April 21 2020 Apr 21, 2020 April 21, 2020 5:43 PM April 21, 2020 in News - Local

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – There’s just about 40 days until the start of hurricane season. The city of South Padre Island is already making sure its first line of defense is up to the task.

Depending on the storm category, major damage can be done to a structure. With the lack of a sea wall, sand dunes take the first hit when it comes to a storm surge. A key element to make sure dunes are strong enough to handle a storm surge is vegetation.

The city’s Shoreline Task Force is also making sure the beach walkovers are in shape before beaches reopen, so visitors don’t disturb the natural habitat.

Watch the video above for the full report.

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