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  1. Any action that reduces the breadth of spread of a storm surge increases its height. Taxpayer funds would be better spent buying the property of residents and businesses and returning it to natural forces, and natural uses, with no expensive infrastructure to maintain or replace. Such a course of action eliminates the ‘costs’ of a storm, but, of course, may not be the most equitable for either those who must leave their homes or businesses or those who would foot the bill to buy them out. Freedom, personal liberty and responsibility, quality of life and more might be the greatest casualties of this or the COE plans.

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