GLY 1880 Topic 24

question

Unlike the 1900 Galveston hurricane, most Hurricane Ike damage was wind damage and not storm surge damage
answer

false
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A sea wall does not protect the landward portion of Galveston Island from water rising in the Galveston Harbor and West Bay
answer

true
question

Hurricane Ike was what category hurricane when it made landfall?
answer

2
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Hurricane Ike was the strongest hurricane to hit Galveston since the 1900 hurricane
answer

true
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The Galveston sea wall extends the entire length of the barrier island
answer

false
question

What northern Gulf of Mexico city is more at risk to hurricane damage than Galveston?
answer

New Orleans
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Most barrier islands are vulnerable to extensive storm surge damage with a nearby landfall of a hurricane
answer

yes
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A barrier island in a natural state would migrate toward shore with rising sea level
answer

true
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All Galveston area structures built on stilts were unharmed by Hurricane Ike
answer

false

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