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Hurricane swells cause $20 million in damage to port breakwater
Hurricane swells cause $20 million in damage to port breakwater

A breakwater protecting the Port of Long Beach will require an estimated $20 million in emergency repairs after heavy surf last month from Hurricane Marie inflicted substantial damage, including dozens of breaches, officials said. Eleven of the breaches along the 18,500-foot-long Middle Breakwater -- one of three protecting the Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor -- are considered "major" and total an estimated 1,550 feet, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. While the damaged breakwater remains functional with average daily wave conditions, "with any significant wave or storm event in the area, its functionality has been compromised and will decrease as wave height...

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