New Web-based Atlas Details Hazards of Living on Texas Coast

 Friday, October 29, 2010

 Insurance Journal

One of every four Texans lives along the coast; Texas has 16 major ports and more than 3,300 miles of bays and estuaries. Those are just a few facts available in a new a Web-based coastal atlas of the 18-county Texas coast produced by a Texas A&M University at Galveston professor. Sam Brody, who heads the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at the Galveston campus, has spent the last five years creating the atlas. Thanks to grants from the Texas General Land Office, Sea Grant and NOAA, volumes of information that were never before available are now a mouse click away.