Galveston reports no major effects from Harvey


The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau reports the city has seen only isolated incidents of water and wind damage. No significant street flooding is reported outside of areas that are typically affected by high tide and rain.

City services have been restored and are operating as usual, according to Leah Cast, the bureau's director of communications. In fact, the city and its emergency teams are assisting nearby communities on the mainland.

The Galveston-Bolivar Ferry is running with limited services, and city trolleys are also operating. Scholes International Airport has reopened.

Cast also says many Galveston hotels are open and operating, although a few received some water or wind damage. Several are reported to be offering discounts to individuals impacted by the storm.

The Port of Galveston is expected to remain closed until the storm has passed. Cruise updates, are available at www.portofgalveston.comRoyal Caribbean has diverted Liberty of the Seas to Miami. The ship is expected to return to Galveston on Friday. Carnival Cruise Line ships that sail from Galveston will allow guests to disembark in New Orleans or sail back to Galveston when the port reopens. To retrieve cruise passengers' vehicles, contact the Port of Galveston Police Department at 409-766-6169.

Galveston's public beach parks remain closed, although seawall beaches are accessible. Sand recently placed along the seawall remains in place.

Galveston's major tourist attractions report only minimal damage. Moody Gardens is open.


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