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.
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.com
. The 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