John W. Howell takes us on a tour of Bird Sanctuaries devasted by Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas, Texas. Unbelievable.
I originally made a pledge not to show the personal devastation here in Port Aransas. I am keeping that pledge but feel compelled to show some of the effects of Hurricane Harvey on our three bird sanctuaries. This is a side of a disaster one normally does not see. Also, this is a side of a disaster which by necessity becomes a secondary priority to recovery. The city has been making repeated pleas to the state and the federal government to release disaster funds to restore basic services. So far, other larger cities have been granted aid while Port Aransas continues to struggle. You can draw a comparison to the city wide damage from these views of the birding centers.
Here is a photo that I took in the summer of the entrance to the Birding center
Here is what is left of the boardwalk
Here is a closer shot of the observation…
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