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Old 01-10-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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how is kemah/galveston.. is it ok now.. hows the fish market near the bridge?
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Kemah is pretty much back to normal
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I was in Kemah at the boardwalk the other night. It looks pretty good, almost finished with the reconstruction. Most restaurants and attractions appear to be open, with a couple more opening soon. The boardwalk is almost done being repaired, not quite, but most of it is accessible. The Kemah railroad, roller coaster, and merry go round were all operating but a few of the other rides were not yet. Most of the shops appeared to be open. There certainly are signs of buildings and shops in the vicinity that didn't make it, were utterly ruined, but they are outnumbered by what is back.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Thats great news!
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Galveston is almost normal too. There seems to be more destruction just outside the island then on the island. Either that or just outside the island has not made any attempt to clean up let alone rebuild. Galveston has many brand new businesses opening besides the ones that were always there. They are dumping tons of sand on the beaches every day and extending the beaches reach out further and further. The old Strand District is seeing more rebuilding then in 50 years. Old buildings are being rehabbed that were not even damaged by the storm.

I dont know about the seafood market your asking about. Whats the name of it and where is it?
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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If you are talking about the fish markets in Seabrook, there are a couple of them open again. Golden Seafood is the only business in a permanent structure which is still there. The other places that are open are in trailers. I have only gone to Golden Seafood. It gets very busy on the weekends and you now have to take a number for service. Still, I am thrilled to have them back.
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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You all are making me very happy to hear this stuff. Thank you!

Desertsun, can you get a few pictures of the progress for us?
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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You all are making me very happy to hear this stuff. Thank you!

Desertsun, can you get a few pictures of the progress for us?
I dont know how to show progress without before pictures !! I bet you can find lots of updated pics on the Galveston Daily News. Maybe Click2Houston too.

I seem to recall on the Galveston picture thread here people were posting pictures of the worst of the damage.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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If you are talking about the fish markets in Seabrook, there are a couple of them open again. Golden Seafood is the only business in a permanent structure which is still there. The other places that are open are in trailers. I have only gone to Golden Seafood. It gets very busy on the weekends and you now have to take a number for service. Still, I am thrilled to have them back.
After reading your post I decided to google Seabrook fish markets and found out something quite alarming.

Interesting Day at Seabrook Fish Market - Texas - Chowhound
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I saw Galveston a couple days after IKE.. I had rented a house there in Galveston and was about to move out there.. the House I rented was washed away. So I know what it looked like first hand. Would love to see what it looks like now.
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