Laredo, Texas — If you live in Texas, you probably heard about Hurricane Harvey earlier this week.
You may have also heard that it is expected to become the largest hurricane to hit the state in over 60 years.
If you live along the Texas Gulf Coast, you may have heard about a similar tropical storm or typhoon that made landfall in the state last month, bringing devastation to many communities and devastating a few.
Now that the devastation is over, you might be wondering, “What is the future for these vacation resorts?”
The answer is, they are not going anywhere anytime soon.
If a hurricane makes landfall in Texas or a hurricane moves toward Louisiana, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has already told the public that these resort facilities will not be closed.
The department is also encouraging people to plan on taking advantage of all the free and reduced-cost rides offered at many of the popular vacation destinations along the coast, such as Disney World, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Universal Orlando, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Springs, Disney Doral, Disney Princess Florida, Disney-Hyperion, and more.
Travelers should not expect to experience the same level of luxury as during Hurricane Harvey or other tropical storms, but for those who have made the move, this should be an amazing experience.
Texas has seen some major hurricanes in recent years, such Hurricane Matthew in 2015, Hurricane Ike in 2009, Hurricane Wilma in 2010, Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and Hurricane Rita in 2006.
Even though the hurricane season was not on track for the last few years, many of these storms had a big impact on the tourism industry, which has suffered in the past.
In 2017, Hurricane Matthew caused massive damage to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida, and in 2019, Hurricane Irma made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in the Caribbean.
For more information on hurricane-related travel, visit www.todaysideguides.com.