Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Galveston Seawall

Hurricane Ike made landfall right on Galveston on September 12, 2008. It smashed into the seawall, destroying piers and buildings along the waterfront before washing over the flat surface of Galveston Island, submerging some areas by as much as eight feet. Little escaped damage and the rebuilding process is still taking place. Here is the remains of one large pier where repairs have not been started.


The seawall has been replaced and the highway built on top of it. It stands 17 feet above the water level, waiting for the next hurricane.

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