Sunday, September 21, 2008

The short - but eventful - life of Ike - The Big Picture - Boston.com

I am from MS and know what these storms can do. Thankfully the loss of life is a lot lower with 'Ike' than from 'Katrina' and other storms. These amazing pictures are a testament as to what is GOING to happen to the property along the gulf when a major hurricane comes ashore. I applaud the people that had the good sense to get out when the evacuation order was given, and can only pray for those who wished to challenge the 'Wrath of GOD'

There are 28 pictures avaliable and may be viewed at The Big Picture-Boston.com

In its brief lifespan of only 13 days, Hurricane Ike wreaked great deal of havoc. Affecting several countries including Cuba, Haiti, and the United States, Ike is blamed for approximately 114 deaths (74 in Haiti alone), and damages that are still being tallied, with estimates topping $10 billion. Many shoreline communities of Galveston, Texas were wiped from the map by the winds, storm surge and the walls of debris pushed along by Ike - though Galveston was spared the level of disaster it suffered in 1900.

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