Hurricane Ike Damage … A Picture Comparison

The following series of pictures and text were provided courtesy of StormCenter Communications. The pictures clearly demonstrate the degree of destruction hurricane winds and storm surge can cause to developed coastal areas.

John Collins

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The images were taken by aircraft on September 9 and September 15, 2008,provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and enhanced by StormCenter Communications.  It shows the coastal destruction caused by Hurricane Ike at Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas.

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The above aerial images were taken on September 9 and September 15, 2008.  They show the coastal destruction caused by winds and storm surge in Hurricane Ike at Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula.

 

Additional Information:

 

  • Hurricane Ike made U.S. landfall at Galveston, TX at 2:10 am CDT (07:10 UTC) on September 13, 2008 as a Category 2 hurricane.

 

  • Ike and its remnants have been blamed for 63 deaths in the U.S. and 145 deaths overall.

  • Estimated damage is $27 billion, making Ike the third costliest U.S. hurricane behind Katrina and Andrew.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Amazing to see the destruction that this storm did to the Texas coastline. Comparasion pictures just show how much the people lost with this hurricane.

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