Rebuilding After Harvey: Port A Prepares For Summer Visitors

“You know, really, it seems like the hurricane was five years ago.”

By Joey PalaciosJune 11, 2018 9:30 am| , , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Tourism is the heart of the Port Aransas economy. But after Hurricane Harvey, the town was essentially shut down right before the usually bustling Labor Day weekend. Since then, business owners have been scrambling to reopen before the season many depend on for their income: summer.

Angler’s Court is a collection of brightly painted fishing cottages near the center of Port Aransas. Owner Flora Buerger pops out of a pink one.

“We had four checkouts. All the rentals are back, four checkouts, two check ins, two tomorrow,” says Buerger, while cleaning up after a guest.

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