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Galveston Waterspout Upgraded to Tornado

by Mario Gomez

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 27 at 11:12 AM



A daylight survey of Galveston by the weather service revealed more damage than usual for a common summer time waterspout. After surveying the 100 foot wide path of intermittent damage along one third of a mile, the weather service concluded it was an EF1 tornado on the enhanced fujita scale. The stairway is all that's left of a home on stilts that was pushed over by the 80 to 90 mph force of the winds last night. What Ike didn't destroy almost a year ago the tornado finished.

On Seawall Blvd. the dolphin souvenir shop loosed most of its roof with fiberglass insulation blown onto some of its merchandise.


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Thanks to The Galveston County Observer and our viewers for all of the great photographs from Galveston.