Why did some houses remain standing in Galveston?

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#21 Postby Shoshana » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:57 pm


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Re: Why did some houses remain standing in Galveston?

#22 Postby Dionne » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:55 am

I agree that the slightly higher ground may have been a factor. Also the block/concrete (?) wall on the gulf side (which no longer exists) played a factor. I'm still thinking the VSM's (vertical support members) from below ground level to roof line prevented the home from being blown away.

I feel terrible for these folks. Apparently she is a cancer survivor and this was their retirement home. What a bummer.

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