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19-year-old Honduran woman dies at Galveston beach

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www.fox26houston.com – – 2024-05-26 12:20:31

SUMMARY: A 19-year-old Honduran woman, Yamileth Ramirez, drowned in , Texas, after struggling in the water while body surfing with her brother. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. Sunday at 76th and Seawall Boulevard. Despite efforts by her brother, a bystander, and emergency responders to save her using CPR and advanced life support, Ramirez was pronounced dead at John Sealy Emergency Room. This marks the second drowning in Galveston within 48 hours, with officials warning of persistent red flag conditions and advising swimmers to stay near lifeguards and avoid deep waters and structures.

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With storms once again flooding Galveston, could the ‘Ike Dike’ provide a solution?

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www.click2houston.com – – 2024-06-19 18:49:35

SUMMARY: , Texas, experienced significant flooding from Tropical Storm Alberto, though Houston remained mostly unaffected. The city, accustomed to such events, faced severe damage in 2008 from Hurricane Ike. In response, Dr. William Merrell proposed the “Ike Dike,” a coastal barrier concept inspired by Dutch floodgate systems, to protect Galveston from future storms. Despite initial slow progress due to funding challenges, the project was approved by the US House and Senate in 2022 with an estimated cost of $57 billion. Recently, the US Army Corps of Engineers secured the first $500,000 for the project. However, full funding remains a long-term challenge, possibly taking decades to complete.

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Carnival Provides Update As Tropical Storm Alberto Threatens Galveston

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www.cruisehive.com – – 2024-06-19 10:49:18

SUMMARY: Tropical Storm Alberto, the season's first named storm, is expected to affect the Texas coast, including the Port of , with heavy rain and strong winds. No cruise departures are currently impacted, though Carnival Cruise Line and passengers are monitoring the situation. Carnival's ships—Carnival Dream, Carnival Jubilee, and Carnival Breeze—are mid-voyage on various Caribbean itineraries. The storm is predicted to bring severe weather to the Gulf Coast through June 21, 2024, with potential strengthening as it approaches the shore. Both Carnival and Royal Caribbean have yet to make itinerary changes for their Galveston-based ships.

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Coastal storm impacts: Galveston, Surfside Beach among Texas communities dealing with high winds, rain, and flooding

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abc13.com – – 2024-06-19 10:45:47

SUMMARY: Texas coastal communities, including , are experiencing impacts from Tropical Storm Alberto, characterized by choppy waves, gusty winds, and rain. Local resident Rachel Marsh and Chicago visitor Laney Patterson shared their observations, highlighting unusual high tides and storm surge that caused flooding and road closures. Precautions like moving lifeguard stations and issuing warnings for strong winds and rip currents were taken. Surfside Beach closed for swimming due to hazardous conditions, while city leaders hope the storm will be a one-day event with normalcy returning by Thursday. Additional flooding concerns persist due to poor drainage and ongoing rain.

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