Storm Surge worries Port Arthur residents after Tropical Storm Cindy

Storm surge after Tropical Storm Cindy has been a major concern for many people living in Port Arthur.

PORT ARTHUR -
Storm surge after Tropical Storm Cindy has been a major concern for many people living in Port Arthur.
 
While standing at the edge of the sea wall on Wednesday afternoon, you see high tides and winds.
 
"I saw most of the rain in Louisiana," says David Wright, who took a stroll across the sea wall hours before Cindy's landfall.
 
"I decided to get my walk in before the storm hit," he says.
 
Wright says he stayed here through Hurricane Rita and Ike, so he figured to stay through Cindy as well.
 
Despite increasing water levels and high winds, others like Glenda Green are preparing for the worst.
 
"If you're not ready, you might have to get prepared to go," Green says.
 
"You don't want to run around picking up stuff that you really need last minute," she says.
 
"It's just part of our life down here, at least we have a good idea of when it's coming," Wright explains.
 
A little bit history about the Port Arthur Seawall, in 2008 when Hurricane Ike hit, the water levels rose about 11.3 feet above sea level. 
 
That storm surge made rising water levels a big concern for those who live around the area.
 
During Ike, the water did not top the 14 to 17 feet high seawall, however, wave action passed water over the wall leaving many Port Arthur homes under water.
 

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