Daily Archives: January 5, 2018

Rockport Rising and Getting Back on Its Feet

Dock and a boat

Dock and a boatThe city of Rockport is sunny no matter how you look at it. It is a great destination for spring breaks and being on the Gulf of Mexico, it has a great wharfside view of the water.

If you own a boat in Rockport, putting up a pier is one way to better enjoy the waters.

Getting Up

As a relatively smaller town compared to Houston, Rockport did not get the media attention when Hurricane Harvey came ashore. Harvey damaged many properties. In the grand scheme of things, Rockport got off relatively easy. The damage to the houses and the trauma to the residents, however, is beyond numbers.

It is the pain felt by anyone whose house was tossed around like a rag doll, landing in numerous pieces. There is nowhere else to go but up. The city is rebuilding, and it may take a while to complete. The houses will be stronger. It’s a shame what happened to the RV parks, but the owners will remember the tragedy and will be very careful next time.

Moving Forward

When a tragedy strikes like a strong hurricane, the community moves on and rebuilds. The city is recovering, and it is going to take a while before the repairs are all done. It is still cleaning up, but the citizens are getting back on their feet. Damage to homes, piers and boats, and other properties will soon be fixed. FEMA set up a disaster recovery center in the town. It’s where people can file their documents and request for assistance.

Rockport is an enviable place, sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, with plenty of sunshine and easy access to the water. It is home to many recreational facilities and work opportunities. It is, therefore, necessary to bring it back to life.