Hurricane Harvey makes landfall
Residents of Aransas Pass hurriedly began boarding up homes and businesses last week, and gassing up vehicles; and most prepared to evacuate in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Harvey.
When this Category 4 storm, made landfall late Friday, the eye came in over Port Aransas and Rockport, two cities which received the worst of the storm and its devastating affects. The City of Aransas Pass, although located on the southern side of the storm, did not come out unscathed, as homes and businesses sustained damage, trees were uprooted and or split apart, and flooding occurred throughout the community. As water, electricity, and sewer services are not expected to be restored for a week or more, much of the community is not expected to return soon.
However, for those who stayed or have returned additional things to expect, there also will be no food, no local shelters, and limited-to-no communications. Residents who do return, are asked to please consider these factors and how you will support them for yourselves.
Aransas Pass Independent School District officials have cancelled school until further notice. To stay updated about when and what services become available, as well as other information related to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, residents should monitor the City of Aransas Pass website at http://www.aransaspasstx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=38.