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

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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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