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Hurricane Beryl leaves trail of damage, widespread power outages in Galveston

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www.foxweather.com – – 2024-07-09 08:39:00

SUMMARY: Hurricane Beryl slammed the Texas coast, especially , on Monday, causing extensive wind damage, power outages, and flooding with storm surges peaking at 5.4 feet above mean high water levels. Residents are focusing on power restoration as temperatures are expected to reach dangerous levels. Many, like Larry Shivers, chose to experience the storm firsthand. Over 2.7 million people lost power, with CenterPoint Energy working to restore services. The National Weather Service warns of heat index values up to 105 degrees. Damage assessments are underway to determine eligibility for FEMA assistance. Recovery efforts may extend up to two weeks.

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All beach access points west of the Galveston seawall closed until further notice

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www.click2houston.com – – 2024-07-10 18:36:21

SUMMARY: The City of , Texas, has closed all beach access points west of the seawall until further notice due to hazardous debris and damaged dunes caused by Tropical Storm Alberto and Hurricane Beryl. The city explained that downed power lines and shifted public dune walkovers necessitated the closures for safety and power restoration efforts. Authorization from the Texas General Land Office has been granted for these closures, which will last until the access points are deemed safe. Barricades will be placed to prevent entry, and the public is urged to avoid these areas during this period.

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Galveston County battles brutal heatwave in wake of Hurricane Beryl power outages

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www.fox26houston.com – – 2024-07-10 16:56:31

SUMMARY: Residents in County, Texas are enduring intense heat without power for three days following Hurricane Beryl's landfall. Many have gathered on the east end of Galveston Island for cell phone reception. Individuals like Andrew Williams rely on generators to power essentials. Tourists face food and heat challenges, with cooling centers offering relief. Judge Mark Henry aims for full power restoration by the weekend. Cooling stations are open, including McGuire Dent Recreation Center and facilities across different towns. The community's resilience showcases efforts to manage the ongoing crisis, utilizing centers for cooling and charging stations.

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Galveston to fix power outages, focus on rebuilding efforts

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houstonlanding.org – – 2024-07-09 17:33:36

SUMMARY: Island is working towards recovery after an unexpected hurricane caused extensive damage, Mayor Craig Brown announced. The island experienced wind gusts up to 78 mph and significant flooding on its west side. With power and phone services down, CenterPoint aims to restore power by Wednesday, increasing its workforce on the island. City phone systems remain down, although 911 services are operational. Amidst restoration efforts, officials urge tourists to postpone visits. The storm's trajectory changed unexpectedly, shifting from Corpus Christi to Matagorda Bay, impacting July 4th celebrations with around 300,000 extra visitors. Evacuations were issued to protect residents.

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