Kemah's Boardwalk Slowly Coming To Life
A little less than two months after Hurricane Ike hit, the Kemah Boardwalk is coming to life again.
Joe's Crab Shack reopened Wednesday, and either later today or early tomorrow the Cadillac Bar and several midway games will be ready to go.
Tim Anderson, the general manager for the Boardwalk, tells Hair Balls that 500 to 600 dumptruck-loads of debris was carted away from the site.
"And we're still removing debris," he says. "We had to take away our debris, other people's -- we had boats, jet-skis, you name it, all piled up on our 65-acre piece of property."
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The buildings mostly came out in pretty good shape, he says, but things like gas lines, power lines and plumbing got washed away by the surge and waves.
As for the relatively new roller coaster, Anderson says tests are still being done.
"We don't think it's too bad, but we're still having people come in to evaluate it," he says.
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