Padre Island National Seashore to reopen in ‘the next week or two,’ officials say

Following Hurricane Hanna's landfall, the county leads rebuilding effort

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX – Padre Island National Seashore officials announced Friday that crews are rebuilding and replacing materials damaged by Hurricane Hanna and they expect to have the park reopen in the next week or two.

The county reported that residents in neighboring cities were left without power after the storm made landfall in the Gulf of Texas.

Cleanup crews are installing mobi-mats and are working on the dock, according to officials.

Yesterday, we had a crew out at the boat ramp installing mobi-mats and working on the dock. Mobi-mats provide traction...

Posted by Padre Island National Seashore on Friday, August 7, 2020

From July 22- 27, the county reported that Hurricane Hanna brought up to 11 inches of rainfall in some parts of the county.

On July 27, seashore officials said that the storm caused damage from the mile 5 post to the mile 20 post.

Hurricane Hanna damage picture update Picture 1: South Beach access road Picture 2: South Beach access road Picture 3:...

Posted by Padre Island National Seashore on Monday, July 27, 2020

All parks and beach accesses were closed across the seashore after large debris blocked off roads and trails.

County officials have since cleared the debris, but parks remain closed to the public as of yet.

Related: Padre Island National Seashore closed until further notice due to damage from Hurricane Hanna

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.