SAN ANTONIO – A coastal destination has closed ahead of Labor Day weekend due to debris “littered across the beach” following Hurricane Hanna.
As the Category 1 storm struck south of Corpus Christi that day, its wind and waves caused the end of the pier to collapse.
The county order adds the hurricane “destroyed” a parking lot at Padre Balli Park near the pier, and debris “poses a danger to pedestrians.”
Dune lines will need restoration, the order states, as the storm caused significant erosion.
Beach access from the northern edge to the southern edge of the parking lot will remain closed as the Texas General Land Office removes debris.
The order is in effect until Oct. 2 unless shortened, lengthened or amended.