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A lot of people have moved to the Houston area since hurricane Ike battered the region in September. Many of those people have never experienced the magic of a hurricane party with friends and neighbors.
... costliest in U.S. history, with recorded losses in the tens of billions of dollars: Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi and Hurricane Wilma in Florida in 2005; Hurricane Ike in Texas in 2008; and Hurricane Sandy in New York and New ...
hurricane Ike approaches the Texas coast in 2008. While we hope the Tampa Bay area escapes devastating storm like this, there is always a chance one could make landfall here.
Her home was flooded twice in recent years: first during hurricane Ike in 2008, and then again during the Memorial Day floods in 2016.
As season openers go, this isn't a popular one, the one that began Thursday and ends Nov. 30. Along a vulnerable coast, which has been developed more and more on the lower end of a flat state interlaced with bayous and beset with erosion, preparing for ...
Every year, we are one year closer to another Hurricane Carla, which hit the Crossroads in 1961, or a Hurricane Ike, that in 2008 missed our part of the coast but tore apart Galveston Island and a huge swath of area in its path.
"When hurricane Ike came in and the storm surge kind of took over a lot of what we had downtown. Our trolley barn was included in that, and in that we lost our rail car trolleys and our rubber-wheeled trolleys that we had running at the time," Fortin said.
"Recovering from Hurricane Ike, we were trying to figure out what we needed to do moving forward as far as letting citizens know when there was some kind of an issue going on," said Jason Arnold, Lufkin Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, urged all Americans to prepare after touring the National Hurricane Center Thursday, noting that storm impacts from hurricane Ike see felt as far inland as Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Lewing said he dreads hurricane season every year, he remembers when his backyard was flooded after hurricane Ike and Rita.
A single house is left standing amidst the devastation left by Hurricane Ike, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, in Gilchrist, Texas. ( Smiley N. Pool / Chronicle ) (12/28 pg A1) Warren and Pam Adams house is left standing amidst the devastation left by Hurricane ...
When a hurricane strikes, calling for help might be the difference between life and death. Many of us have cut the cords on landlines and rely strictly on cell phones.
RECOVERY: First trolley since hurricane Ike rolls in Galveston. The storm's large size pushed a storm surge up to 20 feet, inundating many of the barrier islands off the Texas coast.
Most of them were damaged or destroyed by the storm, but have since been restored. According to the city's website: The fares will be waived for summer for all riders.
He evacuated as hurricane Rita barreled toward the coast in 2005, then rode out the devastating Hurricane Ike in his Galveston home in 2008.
In a Monday, May 22, 2017 photo, Lalo Ojeda points at the water line on his garage from Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas. Ojeda is watching the Atlantic hurricane season that begins Thursday with more concern than usual.
... to our nation and to Texas." The Lone Star Flight Museum is at Ellington Field. The new $35 million, 130,000 squarefoot facility has been under construction since 2016, but the decision to move the facility from Galveston was made following ...
Because the local housing fund has few spending restrictions, it has sometimes been used as a source of money in emergencies, including paying for administrative costs and some recovery programs after hurricane Ike. The City Controller's office, which ...
Other homeowners turned to attorneys like David Starnes to get insurance companies to follow-through in paying for the damages after Hurricane Ike and hurricane Rita. "What we found out was in the penalty provisions in the Texas insurance code were a ...
As for administrative expenses, Houston leaned heavily on its local housing fund after Hurricane Ike, when it received $290 million in federal disaster recovery grants that came with restrictions on administrative costs.
"We saw it when Hurricane Ike hit Galveston. Parts of the county lost power for two weeks. hurricanes can form quickly, so having a plan in place is important.
Hurricane Ike, a Category 2 at landfall on Texas in 2008, produced catastrophic damage with an incredible 20 foot storm surge whereas Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 in 2004, produced an 8 foot surge, causing only moderate damage in Florida.
After hurricane Ike, Mrs. Thibodaux was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery all the while keeping a positive attitude.
Houston - A Texas appellate court has upheld a take-nothing judgment in favor of an insurer in a hurricane property damage case, finding the evidence supported the jury's verdict that the carrier did not breach the policy.
Firm founder Steve Mostyn, who made hundreds of millions of dollars suing insurers in the aftermath of hurricane Ike, filed one hail lawsuit that day.
-hurricane Ike, 2008: This hurricane was massive; one of the largest on record. At it's peak size it encompassed nearly the entire gulf.
And we printed the Galveston paper after hurricane Ike knocked the News out of commission for a while in 2008. Twice, the Advocate burned to the ground in the 1800s, but the newspaper always rose from the ashes.
That hospital closed due to hurricane Ike destruction, she said, so she began working at Texas children's Hospital, where she has been the past eight years.
That hospital closed due to hurricane Ike destruction, she said, so she began working at Texas children's Hospital, where she has been the past eight years.
Galveston City manager Brian Maxwell says they did get some federal money for street repair after Hurricane Ike but it wasn't enough to take care of all the island's needs.
During hurricane Ike in 2008, the park suffered a major loss when its headquarters burned down due to a faulty generator, said Gary Coker, Mission Tejas Superintendent.
This gift is no larger than her earlier $100K commitment to the hurricane Ike Relief Fund, even though in the intervening years, her earnings have exploded.
Waves crashing into the seawall reach over the memorial to the hurricane of 1900 as hurricane Ike began to hit Galveston on Friday, Sept.
Aleida Rios, vice president, Gulf of Mexico Production Operations, BP, pointed out that in September 2008 Hurricane Ike interrupted drilling by toppling the derrick with heavy winds.
The case has its origins in the damage caused by Hurricane Ike's arrival on Galveston Island and the damage it caused to Menchaca's home September 2008.
It's obvious that the Hans and Marguerite Guldmann House in Galveston was built for an affluent family. The grand staircase that splits left and right, a giant dining room with room for large parties and a lavish annual ball.
Ellington Airport officials formally broke ground on a $12.4 million air traffic control tower to replace the one damaged by hurricane Ike. O'Reilly's podcast. Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a ...
Gina Hadley sits on a damaged section of her destroyed home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 in Galveston, Texas.
The former service center building has had some issues through the years and its roof was ripped off during both 2005's hurricane Rita and 2008's Hurricane Ike. The new facility provides sufficient space for streets, water/sewer distribution, solid ...
This vulnerability was highlighted in September of 2008 when hurricane Ike devastated the Texas coast, causing $29.5 billion in damages and killing 74 people.
The current tower, which was built in 1955, was damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008. "This is an important step forward for Ellington Airport, and a critical project to ensure the vital aviation operations based there can be carried out safely and ...
The letter, signed by 20 area mayors, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, along with state lawmakers and professors who have worked on the project, does a good job of selling the idea, noting how Hurricane Ike was a near-miss for the Houston ship ...
Almost a decade after Hurricane Ike killed dozens of people and caused $30 billion in damage, a group of Texas politicians and business leaders say they finally have "all the support necessary" to break ground on a massive coastal barrier that would ...
Texas Land Commisioner, George P. Bush, posing for a portrait in his office in Austin at 1700 Congress Ave. on Jan. 27, 2017. Photo: Spencer Selvidge For The San Antonio Express-News.
Almost nine years ago, hurricane Ike made landfall in Galveston and knocked out power in parts of Walker County for up to two weeks.
According to the authors, Americans, independent of political affiliation, support and value the environment and clean energy. Texas gulf Coast Prepares For Hurricane Ike. Polling data provides evidence that both conservative and liberal respondents ...
obituary: Ex-Galveston mayor who guided city through hurricane Ike dies. The ruling brought calls for protests and Internet posts warning that sheriff's deputies were coming to seize the property by force.
An updated, second edition recently came out, with added information about the West explosion in 2013 and hurricane Ike in 2008.
Mayor Sylvester Turner and aviation Director Mario Diaz were there for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the $12.4 million project that will replace the existing tower, which was built in 1955 and damaged in hurricane Ike in 2008.
Almost nine years ago, hurricane Ike made landfall in Galveston and knocked out power in parts of Walker County for up to two weeks.


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