ABC13 reporter Mayra Moreno said while things are slowing down, drenching rains continue to fall along the area where officials called for voluntary evacuations.
State Highway 87 is passable at this time, and crews have started the process of clearing debris and sand off the roadway.
Moreno said she saw intense waves as she and cameraman Linh Nguyen were preparing for Eyewitness News early this morning.
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"It was actually quite frightening," Moreno said, with a nervous laugh. "It was pitch black, you couldn't see anything, and when you're getting closer to the ocean, you just want to be careful."
Debris can be seen along the roadways where rough seas have pushed palm limbs and other objects onto the concrete above.
Tourists and locals alike are waking up to find they have been spared from what could be a much-worse storm, given the area's history during Hurricane Ike.
SH 87 is passable at this time. Crews have begun to clear the roadway of debris and sand. pic.twitter.com/pCSC4GfPPH— TxDOT- HOU District (@TxDOTHoustonPIO) June 22, 2017
Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, High Island and Gilchrist were all included in the voluntary evacuation call.
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