Galvelston TX, First Look – Update Video From Crystal Beach

This video from the USCG is the first real look at Gavelston, TX since Ike struck.

http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/special/07/templates/lineuppop.html?mcVideo=1785352196

Extensive flooding on Galveston Island can be seen in this video captured around 2:45 p.m. Saturday by an HU-25 Falcon jet from Coast Guard. Video provided by the U.S Coast Guard. Sept. 13, 2008.  

The flooding looks pretty extensive and not far from what was predicted.

Update:
Video of Crystal Beach – Just north east of Gavelston, TX
http://www.cnn.com/video/savp/evp/?loc=dom&vid=/video/weather/2008/09/14/vo.crystal.beach.cnn
The damage is just as extensive here.

9/17/2008 Update:

Google before and after Satellite images:

House & road damage near Gilchrist, Texas

Oil spill near Crystal Beach, Texas

Destroyed docks in Galveston, Texas

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3 Responses

  1. That is devastating! My heart goes out to all those affected.

  2. Is the gulf grocery store still there and mama teresa’s flying pizza?

  3. Cyd….no, nothing’s there anymore. Crystal Beach was obliterated as well as Bolivar Peninsula, you’d never know it though from the lack of national news coverage though.

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