Industry Looks For Hurricane Lessons As Climate Changes

Industry Looks For Hurricane Lessons As Climate Changes

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Petrochemical facilities in the Houston area are assessing their hurricane preparedness after Hurricane Harvey. This oil refinery reinforced storage tank roofs with geodesic domes —  the gray caps on some of the white tanks in the photo — to better withstand a deluge.

Hurricane Harvey was a wake-up call for petrochemical plants along the Gulf Coast to rethink plans for major floods. Some companies are starting to prepare for storms that are larger and more severe.

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