Five years ago, many people in Victoria and the Crossroads area were surprised by the strength and force of Hurricane Harvey, myself included. Harvey made landfall around Rockport. Hurricane Harvey exploded and went from a tropical depression to a major hurricane in around 40 hours. Not just a major hurricane but a category 4 major hurricane with peak gusts reported at 132 MPH.  Rockport took a direct hit. The hurricane's violent eyewall winds destroyed entire city blocks. I think most of us were taken aback by the damage that Hurricane Harvey produced in the Victoria area.  Here are some recent photos that were submitted to us.

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WINDOW DAMAGE AT FIRST PROSPERITY IN DOWNTOWN VICTORIA: 

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THE FIVE POINTS CONVENIENCE STORE IN DOWNTON:

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VICTORIA ALL SPORT ON HOUSTON HIGHWAY:

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A RANDOM TRAFFIC LIGHT LAYS ON NAVARRO IN FRONT OF TACO BELL.

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DAMAGE AT THE CORNER OF NAVARRO AND RED RIVER

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A LOOK BACK AT HURRICANE HARVEY

Hurricane harvery caused widespread damage that made some areas unrecognizable. Not to mention, many Victorians were left without power, some for weeks.  I was without power for a little over a week. What I also remember is finding out what Texas strong stood for. It is hard to believe that it has been five years already. I know hurricane season has been super quiet but don't let your guard down. Prepare for Hurricane season.

 

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