Friday, September 19, 2008

Amazing Photos: The Short, But Eventful Life of Ike

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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HT: Coyote Blog

3 Comments:

At 9/19/2008 2:24 PM, Blogger DB said...

The "I's" have it. Reminds me of Penscola after Hurricane Ivan a few years ago.

 
At 9/19/2008 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a suspicision the death numbers are only the beginning. The numbers from Bolivar and Crystal Beach don't add up in terms of population, evacuees, and found survivors and confirmed dead.

 
At 9/19/2008 9:54 PM, Anonymous qt said...

Ever the optimist.

Also have to add deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning from people running equipment in their homes. Sad but true.

 

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