Tropical Storm Beta snaps pier, floods streets in Surfside, Galveston, Matagorda Bay

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GALVESTON (CW39) – Tropical Storm Beta continues to move in along the Texas coastline. Areas from Corpus Christi up to the Texas Louisiana state line are expected to has 1-5 foot storm surge.

CW39’s Courtney Carpenter has been LIVE in Galveston at the 61st Street Fishing Pier that broke off because of the rough surf and high tide. Part of the pier fell off and floated away around 10:00 p.m. Sunday night.

Though it’s not encouraged to head out onto streets due to flooded roadways on Galveston Island, some of the residents are venturing out to see the pier damage at 61st Street for themselves.

State Highway 275 is closed from 51st to 14th Street on Galveston Island due to high water. There are also several streets shut down around The Strand due to too much water on the roads.

Additionally, many of the runways at Scholes Airport in Galveston are flooded due to storm surge and high tides.

CW39 reporter Wes Rapaport is on scene all morning in Matagorda Bay where water is rising and flooding area streets.

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