PREVENTION EFFORT: Business sandbags to try to keep floodwater out
Predawn storms popped up over the island, moving along the coast. At least 4-6 inches of rain have fallen on parts of Galveston since the day began.
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High Island received more than 10 inches of rain.
On the Galveston Bay side of the island, streets are flooding in residential areas. Along the famed Strand District, the water is up over the curb and deeper than knee height. Businesses are closed and drivers are advised to stay off the roads.
FLOODED BUSINESSES: Watch as this beauty supply employee uses a bucket to try and keep water out. The rain hasn’t let up in Galveston, which isn’t helping the flooding: https://t.co/jC7NnQUvJ0 pic.twitter.com/VLl330uqWo— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) September 3, 2018
The City of Galveston posted at 2 p.m. the following roads were impassable:
Avenue L, from 51st St. to 52nd St.
Harborside Dr. and 21st St.
Harborside Dr. from 51st to I-45
Saladia and Avenue R
61st from Seawall to Stewart Rd.
Downtown area: Between 19th St. and 25th St and Harborside Dr. And Market St.
Avoid driving on flooded roads. If you encounter flooding on a roadway, turn around.
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High water is flooding the street along Broadway as well, down the center of the island. Some businesses have even placed sand bags around their doors.
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