THROWBACK THURSDAY: Harvey Makes Landfall August 25, 2017
It's hard to believe that it has been six years since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport! Officially coming on the Rockport shore around 10:00 PM on August 25, 2017. Victoria and the Crossroads area were surprised by the strength and force of Hurricane Harvey, myself included.
Hurricane Harvey exploded from a tropical depression to a major hurricane in around 40 hours. Not just a major hurricane but a category 4 major hurricane with peak gusts reported at 132 MPH. Rockport took a direct hit. The hurricane's violent eyewall winds destroyed entire city blocks. I think most of us were taken aback by Hurricane Harvey's damage in the Victoria area. Below are photos showing damage in Victoria.
WINDOW DAMAGE AT FIRST PROSPERITY IN DOWNTOWN VICTORIA:
THE FIVE POINTS CONVENIENCE STORE IN DOWNTON:
VICTORIA ALL SPORT ON HOUSTON HIGHWAY:
A RANDOM TRAFFIC LIGHT LAYS ON NAVARRO IN FRONT OF TACO BELL.
DAMAGE AT THE CORNER OF NAVARRO AND RED RIVER