OCEANIC ARRIVAL OF HURRICANE IKE
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.
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.