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A car is submerged on a freeway flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey near downtown Houston. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
A car is submerged on a freeway flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey near downtown Houston. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
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Officials expect more than 30,000 people may be forced out of their homes in Texas by surging flood waters. The damage is raising questions not only about the state's preparation leading up to now-Tropical Storm Harvey, but also about the layout of its natural landscape and urban design.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti learns more about the link between Texas's land and flooding with Samuel Brody, professor in the department of marine sciences at Texas A&M Galveston and director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores.

This segment aired on August 28, 2017.

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