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Galveston County
Extensive Flooding in Historic Downtown Galveston
by Robert Mihovil
Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Harvey floods Downtown GalvestonGalvestonians thought that they had dodged the bullet from Tropical Storm Harvey, but unfortunately on Tuesday, the rains came and flooded historic downtown Galveston.  

High tides and 30-40 knot winds from the Northeast kept the rain water from draining.

Many businesses on Postoffice, Mechanic and the Strand sustained flood damage, from just a few inches to several feet of water.

Plastic sheeting, duct tape and sand bags couldn't keep the water out of clothing stores, coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants, T-shirt shops, real estate offices, etc.

But at least this time the water was relatively clean rain water instead of sewage filled salt water like during Hurricane Ike.  

The high water on downtown streets also brought out a few unusual sights, like Galveston residents paddling colorful kayaks, a woman carrying a bright orange inflatable mattresses with a face painted on it and seemingly water proof big wheeled pickup trucks.


Contact Robert Mihovil at art@mihovil.com regarding inquiries about photos.







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