Victoria Ties Daily Record High and Low ON THE SAME DAY
Yes, this summer's heat has been ruthless! However, if you are up early enough in recent mornings, it has felt very pleasant outside. In fact, Wednesday's low (8/30/23) was 66 degrees! However that same day, the recorded high was 105 degrees. That is a 39-degree shift! According to the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi, both the high and low on Wednesday TIED daily records on the SAME DAY!
THROWBACK THURSDAY: Harvey Makes Landfall August 25, 2017
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.
Hurricane Harvey caused widespread damage that made some areas unrecognizable. Not to mention, many Victorians were left without power, some for weeks. I was without power for a little over a week. What I also remember is finding out what Texas Strong stood for. It is hard to believe that it has been six years already. I know hurricane season has been super quiet but don't let your guard down.
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