Hurricane Ike – link to some thought-provoking pictures

Galveston, TX, 13 Sep, 2008

Galveston, TX, 13 Sep, 2008

This is something I wanted to share with you – a friend sent me a link of pictures reflecting the aftermath of Hurricane Ike…

Click here to see the pictures posted by Alan Taylor

In its brief lifespan of only 13 days, Hurricane Ike wreaked a great deal of havoc. Affecting several countries including Cuba, Haiti, and the United States, Ike is blamed for approximately 114 known 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.

Looking at the numbers –¬†many lives were lost, but there is no account for how many lives were shattered by loss and damage to the homes and workplaces. Only after seeing those images¬†you can start to imagine the whole scale of the devastation…

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