Some Texans monitor rising sea levels amid hurricane threats
May 31, 2017
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Lalo Ojeda has lived with hurricanes all his life.
The Houston Chronicle reports he was 14 when Hurricane Carla inundated Galveston Island in 1961. He evacuated as Hurricane Rita barreled toward the coast in 2005, then rode out the devastating Hurricane Ike in his Galveston home in 2008.
But Ojeda is watching the Atlantic hurricane season that begins Thursday with more concern than usual. The retired Coast Guard employee worries that rising sea levels could make the next hurricane more destructive than those he's lived through.
"That's really scary to me," the 70-y...