Our welcome mat is drying out and we are open for visitors! One week ago we were being battered by the slow-moving, Category 2 Hurricane Dolly and we are so glad to say - Good-bye, Dolly!
Many thanks to the care and concern of our Emergency Management Team, Town and county officials and employees, and hundreds of folks who have come to our aid - law enforcement officers, utility workers from across Texas, and also from our neighbors in Louisiana and Oklahoma, Red Cross volunteers, FEMA representatives, insurance companies, disaster recovery companies, and more!
As of today about 75% of the Island has power and power has been restored to Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, and Bayview.
Our traditional Friday night fireworks during the summer is on again this Friday and it promises to be a real extravaganza!
Many businesses have re-opened and many others have assessed damages and have begun repairs. Several of our great eateries are open and we are looking forward to others re-opening soon (love that shrimp!). Several hotels are also open again and looking forward to showing our visitors our hospitality.
While some properties have sustained damages, repairs are underway. The health of the real estate market on South Padre and surrounding communities is on the mend. I've been busy checking properties of clients and have been able to give good reports with minimal impact.
I'll post another update soon, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, just contact me.