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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 17.20 Homes along the shore of a barrier island (a) before, and (b) after a hurricane.

How can this type of damage be prevented in the future?

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The way by which the type of damage depicted in the attached photo can be prevented in the future.

Explanation

Barrier islands are the elongated features that are parallel to the mainland. They separate lagoons and the mainland from the open water body. However, they are not connected to the mainland. The damages that happened to the buildings that are constructed along the shore of a barrier island can be prevented by various methods...

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