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Old 09-22-2008, 12:49 PM
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This is posted at the portofgalveston website:

NOTICE TO PORT OF GALVESTON PARKING LOT CUSTOMERS
September 17, 2008

The Port of Galveston ís Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Port staff sincerely hope that the passengers and their families had a great cruise. The Port understands that the passengers, crew and other cruise ship workers are concerned about their vehicles that may have been parked at the Portís parking lots or other parking locations on Galveston Island during Hurricane Ike.


To the best of our knowledge the parking lots could have had over 7 feet of salt water in them, which would have placed most engines underwater. Many vehicles floated around in the parking lots. Therefore, most of the vehicles will probably not be in drivable condition.


At this time, only emergency personnel and work crews are allowed on Galveston Island , because most of the Island , including the Portís property, does not have utilities. In spite of not having utilities on the Island, Port personnel, who are off the Island , are able to receive telephone calls and e-mails through offsite connections.


You are respectfully, requested to e-mail parking@portofgalveston.com or call (888) 838-7678 with the following information:


Name:
Phone Number(s):
e-mail Address(es):
Vehicle model, color and license tag:


The Port is not responsible for any damage that may have occurred to your vehicle while parked in the Portís parking lots. A vehicle owner should contact his/her insurance carrier to report a damage claim. Claims adjusters may e-mail or call the Portís 888 telephone number if they are on the Island and need to see a vehicle.


Sincerely,
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This is posted at the portofgalveston website:

NOTICE TO PORT OF GALVESTON PARKING LOT CUSTOMERS
September 17, 2008

The Port of Galveston ís Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Port staff sincerely hope that the passengers and their families had a great cruise. The Port understands that the passengers, crew and other cruise ship workers are concerned about their vehicles that may have been parked at the Portís parking lots or other parking locations on Galveston Island during Hurricane Ike.


To the best of our knowledge the parking lots could have had over 7 feet of salt water in them, which would have placed most engines underwater. Many vehicles floated around in the parking lots. Therefore, most of the vehicles will probably not be in drivable condition.


At this time, only emergency personnel and work crews are allowed on Galveston Island , because most of the Island , including the Portís property, does not have utilities. In spite of not having utilities on the Island, Port personnel, who are off the Island , are able to receive telephone calls and e-mails through offsite connections.


You are respectfully, requested to e-mail parking@portofgalveston.com or call (888) 838-7678 with the following information:


Name:
Phone Number(s):
e-mail Address(es):
Vehicle model, color and license tag:


The Port is not responsible for any damage that may have occurred to your vehicle while parked in the Portís parking lots. A vehicle owner should contact his/her insurance carrier to report a damage claim. Claims adjusters may e-mail or call the Portís 888 telephone number if they are on the Island and need to see a vehicle.


Sincerely,
Port Management
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Losing a car is nothing compared to losing your house as many people did during the storm, but my heart still goes out to those that did. I hope no one left anything of sentimental value in their car while on the cruise.

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It is certainly hard to imagine 7 feet of water and your vehicle floating around. I do hope the insurance companies will help all of these people. I just don't have the words to express myself on how the devestation makes me feel. I wish I could do something to help.
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I feel terrible about this too. My heart goes out to them as well.

This has got to be the ultimate nightmare for the people on those cruises. I just can't imagine losing everything and all the worry. And then coming back and not having a vehicle to drive on top of it.

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I hate to be the curmudgeon, but it seems a bit flippant to start a letter telling people their cars were destroyed with "we hope you had a great cruise". I guess they haven't had a lot of time to review things though.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:48 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Dave Beers:
I hate to be the curmudgeon, but it seems a bit flippant to start a letter telling people their cars were destroyed with "we hope you had a great cruise". I guess they haven't had a lot of time to review things though.


Yes, I thought that was a bit odd myself.
I know Galveston folks are laid back...but that seemed a bit insensitive.
 
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