Five Months After Harvey, Port Aransas Is Still Rebuilding, But With An Eye Toward Tourists

Many businesses in Port Aransas have reopened, but residents are still contending with delays in insurance payments that make it impossible for them to rebuild.

By Jimmy MaasJanuary 29, 2018 9:30 am, , , , ,

From KUT:

Monday marks five months since Hurricane Harvey hit Port Aransas, and while there’s been real progress on the cleanup, the island town still has a ways to go.

Just a few days after the storm, home inspector James Pate was optimistic about his hometown’s future.

“We’re in good shape,” he said in August while cleaning his lawn. “It’s just going to be a long process. And if everybody works together, we’ll make this town stronger than it ever was.”

Making the drive Wednesday into Port Aransas from Corpus Christi, he gives the rundown of the overall recovery effort.

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