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Inland Damage from Ike

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Compared to the utter devastation down at Gilchrist and Crystal Beach and Port Bolivar, it feels almost petty to show some of what Ike did inland, near us. Even so, this video walk along several streets in the Kirkwood South neighborhood near Beamer and Beltway 8, taken about 12 hours after Ike made landfall in Galveston, is pretty much what you will see step after step after step, mile after mile, if you walk around here perpendicular to Ike’s path. Turn and walk the 20+ miles from here down to Galveston, and it only gets worse the closer you get to the Gulf.

[And I can’t resist adding a side comment about YouTube’s practice of selecting one frame from any video to represent what you can expect to see once you hit play. I challenge any viewer: Is it possible to find any frame in this clip with any less damage than the one picked out by YouTube editors??? Like, you can’t be any less representative than YouTube must have strained to be on this one. (Maybe they work as insurance adjusters on the side?)]

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Written by macheide

13 September 2008 at 2:43 pm

Posted in Houstonian

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  1. […] in the day Adrien and I went out on a little sight seeing to see what damage had been done in the areas surrounding […]


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