Houston Officials hope Harvey convinces Congress to fund coastal barrier
National Guardsman rescues a woman in Houston, TX during Hurricane Harvey (image via National Guard/Creative Commons).

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge during hurricanes. Though such a barrier system would not have guarded against the unrelenting and unprecedented rain Hurricane Harvey dumped on the area, Turner — one of the…