HURRICANE IKE'S AFTERMATH / SEVERE WEATHER NEWS
 

THE RECOVERY BEGINS

- IKE WAS ALMOST THE SIZE OF THE GULF

- IKE MAKES LANDFALL AS AN OCEANIC EVENT

- 4 MILLION WITHOUT POWER

- GILCHRIST, TEXAS - DESTROYED

- NON-EVACUEES STRANDED

- GALVESTON, TEXAS - HIT HARD BY IKE

SEE PHOTOS BELOW

DISASTEROUS OCEANIC ARRIVAL OF HURRICANE IKE

SOUTHEASTERN COASTAL TEXAS- Hurricane Ike arrived as an oceanic event that deluged the coastal communities of Texas and Louisiana with a punch from the ocean side of a storm to be remembered. Although this storm did not measure up to the hype as "the storm of the century", it did wipe out communities along the coast in this disasterous event consisting of major tide surge and battering waves. As of September 15th, over 2 million people in the region are still without power. The long track of Hurricane Ike from its origination off the coast of Africa, has a history of a cyclone with a lot of muscle. As it tracked across Cuba, we all witnessed what was coming to the US coast. (The Internet can be searched for a barrage of video to view moments in all aspects of this event.) SWS has some highlights in the photos below. The first image shows "this monster" flex before and during the punch.

Severe Warning Systems continues to monitor all severe weather events - before and as they happen - after they occur - to understand and enhance a better early warning system.


LOOK OUT GALVESTON - IKE SHOWN AS IT MAKES LANDFALL 9-13 2008
HURRICANE IKE & FROM THE EYES OF SPACE

SEE THESE PHOTOS BELOW, DURING AND AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF HURRICANE IKE

     

GALVESTON, TEXAS SEAWALL. STORM SURGE SURFING.

WAITING FOR THE COASTAL LANDFALL OF HURRICANE IKE.

WHAT AN INSANE DISPLAY OF NATURE'S WRATH AS THE OCEAN LOSES IT'S TEMPER.

         
     

GILCHRIST, TEXAS

AFTER THE COASTAL DELUGE OF HURRICANE IKE. NOT MANY HOUSES LEFT HERE.

       
     

COASTAL LOUISIANA

AFTER THE COASTAL LASHING OF HURRICANE IKE. IT'S AMAZING THAT THERE ARE THESE HOUSES STILL INTACT.

         
     
BOATS SCATTERED ON ALL LAND CLOSE TO THE COAST WAS COMMONPLACE FOR THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IKE.
         
     
SO MUCH DESTRUCTION... THEY WILL BE ACCESSING THE DAMAGE FOR WEEKS TO MONTHS AHEAD.
         
     

HOUSTON, TEXAS, AFTER THE COASTAL DELUGE OF HURRICANE IKE, IT STRUCK HERE.

MANY OF THE HI-RISES SUSTAINED BROKEN WINDOW DAMAGE. THE DANGER IN BEING OUT IN THE CITY DURING THE STORM WAS THE FALLING GLASS. THE SOUND OF IT DESCRIBED BY WITNESSES WAS ABOUT ENOUGH. MOST BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON HAD THIS WINDOW DAMAGE.

         
     

THE PATH OF IKE AFTER LANDFALL.

TORNADO WARNINGS ARE COMMON AS A HURRICANE MAKES LANDFALL. BUT UNLIKE TROPICAL STORM FAY AND HURRICANE GUSTAV, ONLY A DOZEN TORNADOES WERE REPORTED DURING THE REMNANT PERIOD.

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