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Rockport boat storage facility to begin removing debris left by Hurricane Harvey

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Three months ago the Cove Harbor Marina Drystack storage facility in Rockport took a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey which caused major damage to hundreds of boats. 

After 90 days of dealing with logistics, they can finally move forward and start removing the boats from the facility. 

To get all 365 boat owners, 35 insurance companies, surveyors, and adjusters to get on the same page has been a real challenge for Cove Harbor Marina co-owner Heythem Dawlett. 

"So what we have done - we have gotten the go ahead for all the big parties to start extracting the boats. We have signed our first phase contract of extraction. So, we will begin that within the next week or two of finalizing some releases from some of the other insurance companies," said Cove Harbor Marina co-owner Heythem Dawlett. 

During the 3 month investigation, it was determined that it was a tornado that caused all the damage to the boat barn. 

"The pressure from that tornado as it came and brushed against the building blew the building side out and all the boats with it, and the material was thrown over 2-3 miles," said Dawlett. 

The facility, that is housing about $30 million worth of boats, will be a costly rebuilding project. 

"Rebuild cost on this project is right around $4.5 million to $5 million. It is a huge undertaking. Just think about it, we have to take every piece of metal down piece by piece.  It is a slow moving process. I know on the outside people think they are not doing anything. Well, just the logistics and the paper work, staging, and the timing, and the planning efforts, and when this all comes together from this point on we are moving forward. We are excited to finally get going on this part of it," said Dawlett.  

They will start to extract the boats next week and that process should take about 30-90 days. The rebuilding project itself is expected to be completed by next summer.

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