Bob Hall Pier: Analysis of Hurricane Hanna damage ongoing; These are the next steps

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The Bob Hall Pier was damaged from Hurricane Hanna. On Sunday, July 26, 2020, the extent of the damage became more clear. Corpus Christi Caller Times

A final analysis on Bob Hall Pier damage is expected to be complete at the end of the month. 

Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales told commissioners on Wednesday the county does not have a final assessment of damage to the pier after Hurricane Hanna.

“I think it’s really important that people understand that the diagnostics have not been completed yet,” Canales said. “There is no final analysis and there will not be until the end of the month.”

Canales told commissioners that a 30-day extension from FEMA was requested and granted. The county now has until Sept. 29 to have assessments submitted.

Officials said about 159 linear feet of the pier was lost when Hanna made landfall July 25 on Padre Island.

The county is working to assist and receive a final quote from CrowderGulf, a disaster recovery and debris removal business. 

There are three bids in for Bob Hall Pier debris removal, she said. 

Damage assessment costs and the burn rate from Hurricane Hanna in the county is about $16.5 million, Canales said. 

Jacobs Engineering and CrowderGulf will begin removing deck panels of the pier for further assessments beginning Thursday. 

A portion of the beach around the pier has been closed because of harmful debris in the area. 

Debris from the parking lot and the pier, among other items, was found. The debris includes wire, rebar and concrete. Deck panels had been forced up along the path of the pier, and railings, power lines and light poles were destroyed by the surge.


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