Apparently, much of downtown is destroyed. And Galveston Bay. Poor Galveston. They just re-built the whole dang thing! These pictures are from the Boston Globe website. (boston.com) I thought they were amazing. They told me everything I needed to know about the level of destruction. It's gonna be a LONG clean-up! We offered to go down there, but as Wayne put it, "Then there would be FOUR of us in the house, trying to kill each other." I guess we'll wait 'til Christmas.
Image of Hurricane Ike on September 10, 2008, taken by the crew of the International Space Station, 220 miles above Earth.
Homes and businesses on the Clear Creek Channel in Seabrook are surrounded by rising water from Galveston Bay.
With Hurricane Ike offshore, Michael Gardner walks in high water in front of a burning warehouse in Galveston. Fire fighters could not reach the structure so they allowed it to burn.
A single home is left standing among debris in Gilchrist, Texas. Floodwaters were reportedly as high as eight feet in some areas causing widespread damage across the coast.
A high school football field in the town of Delcambre, Louisiana. (Texas football fields would never have let this happen. Don't Mess with Texas Football!)
A woman walks through a flooded neighborhood street in Orange, Texas. Ike's surge overcame the levee along the Sabine River that flows by Orange causing widespread flooding to the city. (All I can think about is that alligator picture. Look out for alligators, lady!)
The Hollywood Community Cemetery in Orange, Texas is seen with several caskets scattered about after surfacing due to flood waters. (creepy and horrifying)