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Dennis Barrett paddles his kayak down a flooded Padre Boulevard as the early effects of Hurricane Alex are felt along the Texas coast on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 in South Padre Island, Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Photo by: Eric Gay
Dennis Barrett paddles his kayak down a flooded Padre Boulevard as the early effects of Hurricane Alex are felt along the Texas coast on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 in South Padre Island, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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