Destruction in Aransas Pass

3 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Sunday, August 27 2017 Aug 27, 2017 August 27, 2017 5:27 PM August 27, 2017 in News

PORT ARANSAS--Recovery efforts in the Coastal Bend are slow because state and federal governments are overwhelmed.
     Cell service is back in Aransas Pass. But it's expected to be a month before electricity comes back.
     A war memorial was destroyed. Part of a huey helicopter was found on the other side of the street. The only water tower in Aransas Pass was destroyed. There is no working water or sewage.
     First responders said there is a long list of missing people, but they think it's due to miscommunication. Now that cell service is back, they expect the list to shrink.
     The police chief says requests for food and other assistance from the state of Texas and FEMA haven't been fulfilled yet because they have other parts of the state higher on the priority list.
     "I completely understand that because we're not able to get to all the concerns of some of our citizens. There's just too much with this kind of a storm. Too much devastation," said Aransas Pass police chief Eric Blanchard
     With no internet or landlines, the chief says facebook is currently being used as the 911 service.

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