Sea Isle Photos

Tropical Storm Frances September 11, 1998

Frances was proof that a slow moving minor storm can do a lot of damage if it comes ashore in just the wrong place and wrong time. This was a minimal tropical storm that came ashore about 85 mi. SW of Galveston Island near Port O'Connor. The storm was poorly organized, however, and the highest winds (54 mph) were recorded at the Galveston airport. The combination of a slow moving storm, sustained strong winds from easterly directions and high tides caused major beach erosion. The vegetation line was set back to the rear of the lot in front of us.

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Looking East. The old washed out bulkhead was exposed.

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Looking West. We've seen the old bulkhead exposed twice since 1987.

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This house had just been completed a week or so before but was now in front of the line of vegetation.

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Lots of trash was dumped in the front yard.

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The path through the dune was washed out.

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Lots of sand ended up in the driveway and had to be removed.


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