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Shark bites 19-year-old at Galveston Beach, severed her tendons

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www.fox26houston.com – – 2024-06-05 17:59:41

SUMMARY: In , Texas, 19-year-old Damiana Humphrey from Oklahoma experienced a shark attack while vacationing with her family on May 28. As she and her siblings were waist-deep in the water, a shark bit her hand. After punching the shark, it released her and swam away. First responders took her to the hospital where she had surgery on her hand to treat four severed tendons. Despite her injury, Damiana expects a full recovery after physical therapy, but will have to pause her patient care technician job for the summer. She remains grateful the incident wasn't worse.

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17-year-old Louisiana man died after going missing while swimming at Galveston beach, patrol says

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abc13.com – – 2024-06-21 21:23:26

SUMMARY: A 17-year-old from Louisiana drowned in , Texas on Friday, per the Galveston Island Beach Patrol. Authorities responded at 2:53 p.m. to a report of a swimmer in distress near Tower 25. Upon arrival, a search was initiated involving multiple agencies and a jet ski. The teenager was retrieved from the water at 3:38 p.m. and was treated with CPR by Galveston police and fire departments before being pronounced dead at UTMB. His identity remains undisclosed. This incident marks the fifth drowning on Galveston Island this year, with an average of seven to eight drownings per season.

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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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