Hurricane Harvey History

The Resilience of Port A Shined Through After Hurricane Harvey Devastation

Hurricane Harvey slammed ashore with 132 mph winds and a storm surge that put several feet of water throughout town on August 25 and 26, 2017, heavily damaging or destroying many dozens of structures in Port Aransas. The storm was life-changing, but the resilience of this little seaside town post-Harvey was and continues to be admirable.

Below are links to stories and news reports giving detailed information about the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent efforts to rebuild: provides time lapse information about the initial forming and progression of Hurricane Harvey.

Port Aransas South Jetty publishes story “Harvey: Hell & High Water” after the storm hits Port A.

The Corpus Christi Caller Times covers the damage and results of the hurricane for the Coastal Bend area.

Six months later, KHOU 11 ran this story detailing initial recovery efforts.

KUT 90.5–Austin’s NPR Station­–published this story about Tony Amos, the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), and Hurricane Harvey.

See images of destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey