Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Calm before Edouard


photos &copy Mark M. Hancock / ZUMA

Maintenance worker Rickie Mosley installs storm shutters on a rental property in Galveston in preparation of Tropical Storm Edouard on Monday, Aug. 4, 2008. The storm is expected to hit Galveston County on Tuesday morning as a Category 1 hurricane.


Maintenance worker Rickie Mosley (left) and resident Anthony Kennison install storm shutters on a rental property in Galveston.


Flowers grow in the dead air near the Flagship Hotel in Galveston as Tropical Storm Edouard grows in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Watch from West of Intracoastal City, La. to Port O'Connor, Texas.


Miguel Tecuanhuey of San Antonio makes the most of the waves in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston Beach.



A dog retrieves a ball from the Gulf of Mexico on Galveston Beach as Tropical Storm Edouard starts to show in Galveston.


Lauren Bronstein, 15, (clockwise from top, left), Spencer Hoffman, 14, Hannah Hoffman, 12, and Briana Bronstein, 11, play on Galveston Beach.




(above) A gull rests as anglers fish on a jetty near Galveston Beach as Tropical Storm Edouard approaches.

(left) A man rides a unicycle along the Sea Wall in Galveston.



Texas Department of Transportation ferries continue to operate on a calm Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Edouard approaches Galveston. The main shipping channel was closed to tankers.


Daniel Munoz boards up his bicycle and surrey rental shop on the Galveston Sea Wall in preparation of Tropical Storm Edouard in Galveston. The storm is expected to hit Galveston County on Tuesday morning.

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