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Join us August 27th at 12pm ET to see how the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and the Coastal Resilience Center are studying natural hazards and disasters to improve coastal resilience. Follow #STTechTalk on Twitter.

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On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina barreled into the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Now considered one of the costliest and most violent coastal disasters in the history of the United States, the effects of Hurricane Katrina were felt along the entire Gulf coast from Florida to Texas. The devastating outcome of this event was the genesis of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Coastal Hazards Center of Excellence (CHC).