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Hurricane Harvey Update

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, directly impacting the small Gulf Coast communities of Port Aransas and Rockport. 

Once making landfall and moving inland, tropical storm conditions caused extreme flooding in both Houston and Beaumont.  Today communities impacted by the storm have begun to rebuild (Port Aransas and Rockport) and others have reopened (Houston, Beamont).   

Many communities along the Gulf Coast were, for the most part, uneffected by Hurricane Harvey including Galveston, Corpus Christi and South Padre Island.  

 

                                                   DESTINATIONS



                     
                       HOUSTON                                           BEAUMONT                                       PORT ARANSAS



                     
                      ROCKPORT                                     CORPUS CHRISTI                                  GALVESTON


        
                SOUTH PADRE ISLAND 

 
While many observed the floods in Houston, the city is already regaining its footing and welcoming visitors back into the metroplex. Fortunately, a majority of the destination’s downtown hotels received minimal damage and remain open for business. For more information- here are 5 ways to help Houston after Harvey, and to plan your trip check out VisitHoustonTexas.comThe Woodlands, a neighboring suburb, is also open and welcoming visitors to The Woodlands Mall, city boat houses, parks and pathways.
 
Galveston Island beaches and major attractions are business as usual as the island received minimal damages from the storm. Additionally, the island will still hold popular events including Artwalk and Music Nite on The Strand. For more information visit www.galveston.com.

Corpus Christi and South Padre Island also received minimal damage and remain open and will continue with all planned events including the 10th Annual Dia de los Muertos Street Festival in Corpus Christi and the Fiesta de la Tortuga in South Padre Island.

For more information about Hurricane Harvey, please reach out to Ronnie Ramirez at Veronica.Ramirez@gov.texas.gov. To request additional information or images, please reach out to TexasTourism@Edelman.com.