Hurricane Ike’s Destructive Path

The Big Picture has some astounding photos of the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike in Haiti, Cuba and Texas.

Hurricane Ike | Gilchrist Texas
(A single home left standing among debris from Hurricane Ike on September 14, 2008 in Gilchrist, Texas. David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

My heart goes out to those who are dealing with the aftermath of the storm. We personally went through Hurricane Andrew in Homestead, FL back in 1992, so I have an idea of the power of these storms. As bad as the storm was, living through the aftermath was much worse. It tooks months just to get electricity back and years for life to return to normal.


  1. Jeff says:

    Hey Ray,

    I spent all last week working on new homes for Habitat for Humanity with 8 men from my church. We were in St. Bernard Parish Lousiana.

    The destruction is still very evident from Hurricane Katrina. We didn’t even know until the last minute if we were going to be able to go because they evacuated everyone because of Ike. We stayed at Habitat’s Camp Hope which reopened the day we arrived.

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Jeff – I had heard you were down in Louisiana through your Facebook feed. That’s awesome that you were able to go down and help out. It is amazing the destruction these storms can cause – and how long it can take for an area to recover.

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