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IB Magee RV Park reopens 3 years after Harvey destroyed it

Posted at 10:40 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 23:40:31-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A popular park along the Port Aransas beach is finally reopened after being closed after Hurricane Harvey devastated the coast line.

The repairs took a while to complete because Nueces County hit several hurdles including financing and finding the right contractors. The County tried to qualify for FEMA funds but weren't approved, and new contractors were hired after the County discovered issues with the original engineers' bid.

County Commissioner Brent Chesney and Director of Coastal Parks, Scott Cross, say the RV Park brought in over a million dollars a year before becoming unusable.

The repair work began late last year and the park will open almost three years after being damaged by Harvey. An official ribbon cutting will be held Thursday morning.