hurricanes

Why is Homeland Security messing with Texas levees during hurricane season?

July 24, 2008 - It appears that the Lower Rio Grande Valley dodged a bullet yesterday, the earthen levees along the river reportedly holding up to Hurricane Dolly's rains. Before the storm made landfall, residents had been warned to seek shelter because officials feared the deteriorated levees might fail. Worries still linger, though, as Dolly -- now downgraded to a tropical storm -- moves inland.