posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 08:08 PM
Galveston Elevation 10 ft above sealevel.
Has a sea wall to protect the city.The initial segment of the Seawall was completed July 29, 1904.
This portion, made of concrete, was 3.3 miles long, 16 feet at its base, and 5 feet wide on top, and 17 feet high. The outer face of the Seawall was
curved to carry waves upwards. Riprap was placed along the base facing the Gulf of Mexico to break up wave action. The initial segment was completed
at a cost of almost $1.6 million. It proved its worth first during the hurricane of September 21, 1909. Its critical test came with the hurricane of
August 16, 1915. The seawall dramatically lowered the loss of life and destruction.
A second segment was built between December 1904 and October 1905 to protect Fort Crockett. It received Congressional funding. This portion ran 4,935
feet from 39th to 53rd streets. The Seawall was extended westward to 61st Street in 1927 and 99th Street in 1963.
Based on Information found Here
Corpus Christy elevation 35 feet above sea level
The two mile sea wall running through the heart of the business district was constructed in such a way as to open the city to the Bay rather than to
form a barricade. Steps lead down to the water and to the popular "T" head docks for pleasure boats. The waterfront was designed in the late 1930's
by Guzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore. He worked with the city at that time on the major landfill project that created Shoreline Boulevard and
Corpus Christi Beach. His design joined the beauty of the miles of blue water with the cityscape.
Just some information I found that I wanted to share about the two cities in Ritas projected path. I sincerely pray they are ready and all will be
[edit on 21-9-2005 by Harry55]