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Post-storm damage at Long Beach Harbor

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Post-storm damage at Long Beach Harbor
Post-storm damage at Long Beach Harbor

The City of Long Beach was one of the hardest hit areas in Harrison County during Cristobal.

The Long Beach Harbor took some significant damage.

- the city of long beach was one- of the hardest hit areas in - harrison county, with the harbo- taking some significant - damage.

- news 25's lorraine weiskopf wen- out to the scene- and shows us remnants from- tropical storm cristobal.

- - it's been a hectic weekend at - the - long beach harbor.

Just ask - harbor master william angley- how many hours of sleep he's ha- these past three days.- william angley, long beach- harbor master, says, "ugh probably 7 total."

Angley and his team have been - constantly maintaining the- harbor, checking on boats,- securing lost items, and making- sure the water doesn't back up- into the city.

Unfortunately- the harbor did suffer damages - following trorical storm- cristobal.- william angley, long beach- harbor master, says, "all of th piers have damage, jim, - simpson hancock and stringer- pier all have damages to the- hand railing, deck, electrical- systems included.

We're also- missing a few deck boards - throughout the harbor.- lorraine weiskopf, reporter - says, "unfortunately those item were all new, - they were repaired after- hurricane nate destroyed them.- to give you a perspective - of how high the water was on th- pier it came up to my mid thigh- about 2 and a - half feet.i truly don't think - anyone anticipated cristobal- being this devastating.

- the storm even taking gulf coas- resident, don duchene by- surprise.

- don duchene, a boat owner, says- "normally i move, i just didn't - - - expect this one to be that bad- and i don't think anyone else - did.

And that's what gets you i- trouble.

I- normally move to my hurricane - hole."

William angley, long beach- harbor master, says, ""anytim there is a named storm on - the news it needs to be taken - seriously, you don't need to go- out and about.- everyone needs to be safe.

My - staff, my family ,that comes- - - - first " in long beach, lorraine weiskopf news 25- - - -

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