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  • Sept. 22, 2008: Galveston resident Patricia Cooper and her sister Deanna Yoakum carry debris from their home in Galveston, Texas. Cooper's home was destroyed by flood waters from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: Galveston resident Sue James dries photos of her daughter at her home in Galveston, Texas. James' homes was heavily damaged by flood waters from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: Debris is shown in apartment building destroyed by floods waters from Hurricane Ike in Galeston, Texas.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: Galveston resident Amy Machacek, removes debris from entrance of her apartment as she returns home for the first time since fleeing from Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas. Machacek's apartment was destroyed by flood waters from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: Galveston resident Patricia Cooper, cries after cleaning out debris from her home in Galveston, Texas. Cooper's home was heavily damaged by flood waters from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: Galveston resident Sue James stands among debris from her home in Galveston, Texas. James' home was destroyed by flood waters from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: Galveston resident Sue James empties debris from her home in Galveston, Texas. James' homes was heavily damaged by flood waters from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: Scot Adams help demolish a house destroyed by Hurricane Ike in Galveston Texas.
  • Sept. 21, 2008: Kara Harrison with the Galveston Island Beach Patrol walks on a beach that has yet to reopen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 21, 2008: Church vestments dry on the front of a Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas following the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Services at the church were canceled. This area was one of the city's hardest hit areas by flooding from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 21, 2008: Parishioners huddle for prayer during a church service at the First Baptist Church in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Seabrook, Texas. The church held an outdoor Sunday service after receiving water damage from the storm.
  • Sept. 20, 2008: Sandy Smith, holds back his emotions as he pauses while describing what remains of his four bedroom home, seen at rear on Oak Island, a small bay front community in Anahuac, Texas. Smith, who is unemployed and has no insurance, attempted to ride out the storm at his home but had to seek shelter at his neighbors across the street when conditions from Hurricane Ike worsened. Your eye balls shoot out of your head when you see your home floating by you down the road, Smith said, and then i asked myself, why did I stay here?". Ike landed a week ago Saturday devastating the small community where may of the residents make their living crabbing and fishing the area waters.
  • Sept. 19: Workers remove debris from businesses in Galveston's historic downtown district in Galveston, Texas. The area, which hosts well-known Mardi Gras and Charles Dickens festivals each year, was one of they city's hardest hit areas by flooding from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 18: Galveston police officers patrol during the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in Galveston, Texas. In an hour and a half Thursday night, officers Marcelino Gonzalez and Joey Durr warned a 17-year-old walking home to his grandfather's house along a pitch-black street, responded to a call about suspicious activity at a seniors apartment complex, rolled through a couple blocks of apparently deserted subsidized housing and checked out a flood ravaged house with its door ajar. The pair, Marines, who both joined the Galveston police force last year, typically deal with drug-related crime.
  • Sept. 19: A man and woman assess the damage to a beach front home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Seabrook, Texas.
  • Sept. 18: Charles Graves, left, consoles Diane Hasler, his neighbor of 25 years, after Hasler lost her home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Seabrook, Texas.
  • Sept. 18: A woman carries food and ice at a distribution center in the University of Houston as people in the area continue to recover from Hurricane Ike in Houston.
  • Sept. 18: Volunteers Bryan Apgar, left, passes a food box to Mario Martinez,as they join a legion of volunteers preparing to hand out boxes with food to Houston residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Houston.
  • Sept. 17: Using a flash light to work by, Ward Chase, left, cuts up cooked meat for others to eat in Galveston, Texas. The island hit by Hurricane Ike is without basic services and some officials estimate it might he four weeks before the power is back on.
  • Sept. 16: Hurricane Ike evacuees Ashia Turner, left, daughter Ajaiaya Holmes, 1, and friend Eric Lewis, all from Galveston, wait at the Port San Antonio hurricane shelter in San Antonio for a bus that will take them to a hotel.
  • Sept. 17: A pump jack is seen surrounded by flood waters left behind by Hurricane Ike on the High Island Oil Field while the Texas General Land Office, Oil Spill Division was conducting and investigating a reported oil slick in High Island, Texas. Several pump jacks were damaged or destroyed and left partially submerged in what is normally dry ground along the Gulf Coast. Some reports of oil slicks have been reported to the state agency but no major spills have been discovered.
  • Sept. 17: People use a boat to get to their home as water still floods their street after Hurricane Ike in Chauvin, La.
  • Sept. 17: Kim Titus carries bottles of liquor as she helps clean up the Hitchin' Post Package store, co-owned by her mother, in Bridge City, Texas.
  • Sept. 17: Leon Truong looks over the remains of his mother Kathy Tran's hurricane ravaged home, where only a staircase is left standing, in the aftermath Hurricane Ike in Oak Island, Texas.
  • Sept. 17: Susan Rickea helps Theresa McGowan throw out a shelf while clearing out items damaged by Hurricane Ike in Seabrook, Texas.
  • Sept. 17: Necie Chenall hugs her neighbor, Glenda Frascone, who lost her home and family winery after Hurricane Ike passed through Oak Island, Texas.
  • Sept. 16, 2008: Shackle, an 11-year-old African lioness, lies on an altar at the First Baptist Church in Crystal Beach, Texas.
  • Sept. 16, 2008: Shackle, an 11-year-old African lioness, lies on an altar at the First Baptist Church in Crystal Beach, Texas.
  • Sept. 16: Marine One, with President Bush aboard, during an aerial tour of the damage from Hurricane Ike near Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 16: President Bush, third from left, and Texas Gov, Rick Perry talk as the walk to the Galveston County Justice Center in Galveston, Texas, after an aerial tour of the damage from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 16: A car passes a sign welcoming residents back to the Miramar subdivision of Seabrook, Texas, after Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 16: President Bush talks with Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas at the Galveston County Justice Center in Galveston, Texas, after he and Gov. Rick Perry took an aerial tour of the damage from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 16: Dennis Garcia observes the damage to his backyard while taking care of his pet Duck, Bo, left, who stayed behind during Hurricane Ike in Seabrook,Texas.
  • Sept. 15: An angel grave marker looks over surfaced caskets at the Hollywood Community cemetery in Orange, Texas. Dozens of caskets and grave tombs surfaced due to the flooding caused by Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 15: Earnest William walks through the Hollywood Community Cemetery as a surfaced casket is seen at left rear in Orange, Texas. Dozens of caskets and grave tombs surfaced due to the flooding caused by Hurricane Ike. William came by the cemetery to check on the graves of his stepfather and two sisters, but remaining flood waters prevented him from reaching their sites.
  • Sept. 15: Members of the National Guard return a casket vault back to a to the Hollywood Cemetery, in Orange, Texas. The vault floated from its grave sites and rested on a nearby roadway after Hurricane Ike caused flooding in the area.
  • Sept. 14: An alligator is seen on a road in Sabine Pass as the area recovers from the effects of Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 14: A Port Arthur Police SWAT search and rescue team heads into the flooded areas of Sabine Pass, Texas looking to help victims of Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 14: Port Arthur Police SWAT Commander Rodney Harrison helps guide a truck through flood waters during a search and rescue mission following Hurricane Ike, in Sabine Pass, Texas.
  • Sept. 14: Cyclists ride past debris piled up on the seawall road after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast.
  • Sept. 14: A man walks past debris piled up on the seawall road after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: Floodwater covers a neighborhood on Galveston Island after the passing of Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 13: Bolivar Peninsula, Texas is shown in this aerial view after Hurricane Ike hit.
  • Sept. 13: Damage after the passing of Hurricane Ike is seen in Crystal Beach, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: Boats and debris are seen surrounding waterfront houses on Galveston Island after the passing of Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 13: Boats and debris are piled up in Galveston, Texas after Hurricane Ike hit the area.
  • Sept. 13: Boats displaced by Hurricane Ike sit in a parking lot of an apartment complex in El Lago, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: Lance Lorie rides his bicycle in the flood waters left behind by Hurricane Ike in Kemah, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: People gather to view the high water on Interstate 45 just north of downtown Houston.
  • Sept. 13: A U.S. Coast Guard base, Sector Houston Galveston, in Texas after Ike barreled through the state. Usually 100 people are stationed there.
  • Sept. 13: U.S. Coast Guard base, Sector Houston Galveston, in Texas after Ike barreled through the state. Usually 100 people are stationed there.
  • Sept. 13: U.S. Coast Guard base, Sector Houston Galveston, in Texas after Ike barreled through the state. Usually 100 people are stationed there.
  • Sept. 13: An apartment complex is flooded due to Hurricane Ike in El Lago, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: Boats displaced by Hurricane Ike are stuck in the parking lot of an apartment complex in El Lago, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: Mark Wells clear debris from Highway 146 as cars try to cross a causeway after Hurricane Ike passed through Clear Lake Shores, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: Daryl Thompson carries his bike over debris from Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: A street sign leans over flood waters left by Hurricane Ike in Seabrook, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: Brian Devall, right, 16, and his friend Andrew David, 17, paddle a kayak through flooded streets to check on Devall's house after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast.
  • Sept. 13: Greg Schneck works to clear a sewer drain as floodwaters from Hurricane Ike rise near his busines in Houston.
  • Sept. 13: Debris covers Highway 146 in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Seabrook, Texas
  • Sept. 13: With roof tiles and tree branches across his path, Alex Villegas checks the damage outside his Houston home after he and his family rode out Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 13: Alex Villegas checks the damage outside his Houston home after he and his family rode out Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 13: Bret Simon walks along the sea wall as the second half of Hurricane Ike moves through Galveston.
  • Sept. 13: After spending the first half of Hurricane Ike outside, Daryl Thompson carries his water logged bags over debris in Galveston, Texas as he heads to a local shelter to ride out the rest of the storm. The massive hurricane ravaged southeast Texas early Saturday, battering the coast with driving rain and ferocious wind gusts as residents who decided too late they should have heeded orders to evacuate made futile calls for rescue.
  • Sept. 13: Daryl Thompson carries his bike over debris from Hurricane Ike in Galveston.
  • Sept. 13: Palm trees blow in the winds from Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas. The massive hurricane ravaged southeast Texas early Saturday, battering the coast with driving rain and ferocious wind gusts as residents who decided too late they should have heeded orders to evacuate made futile calls for rescue.
  • Sept. 13: Hurricane Ike caused damage around this cafe in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 13: A building damaged by Hurricane Ike is seen in Galveston, Texas. The massive hurricane ravaged southeast Texas early Saturday.
  • Sept. 13: In this photo released by the White House, President Bush, right, participates in a video teleconference briefing on Hurricane Ike with officials from the National Hurricane Center and FEMA, from the Situation Room of the White House in Washington.
  • Sept. 13: President Bush talks about Hurricane Ike at the White House in Washington.
  • Sept. 13: In Miami, National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read watches an enhanced radar image of Hurricane Ike coming ashore at Galveston, Texas at the hurricane center. Read's concerns with Ike are touching the nation's top hurricane warning official on a personal basis. His home is situated about 25 miles northwest of Galveston, in League City, Texas, and is in the path of the storm. Ike made landfall at about 3:10 a.m. ET as a Category 2 storm, but was downgraded a Category 1 storm by midmorning.
  • Sept. 13: A video monitor, at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, shows an enhanced radar image of Hurricane Ike as it comes ashore on Galveston, Texas, at about 3:10 a.m. EDT Saturday.
  • Sept. 13: An uncontrolled fire burns in the distance as the eye of hurricane Ike goes over Galveston, Texas, Saturday morning. Local fire fighters are unable to work the flames until the storm passes. As of 3 a.m. EDT, Ike was centered about 10 miles southeast of Galveston, moving at 10 mph. It was close to a Category 3 storm with winds of 110 mph. Forecasters predicted it would come ashore somewhere near Galveston and pass almost directly over Houston.
  • Sept. 12: This image provided by NASA taken at 3:05 p.m. EDT Friday by NASA's Terra satellite shows Hurricane Ike approaching the coast of Texas. At 11 p.m. EDT, Ike was centered about 55 miles southeast of Galveston, moving at 12 mph. It was close to a Category 3 storm with winds of 110 mph. Because of the hurricane's size, the state's shallow coastal waters and its largely unprotected coastline, forecasters said the biggest threat would be flooding and storm surge, with Ike expected to hurl a wall of water two stories high—20 to 25 feet—at the coast.
  • Sept. 13: A video monitor at the National Hurricane Center in Miami displays an infrared satellite image of Hurricane Ike, with its center positioned just to the southeast of Galveston early Saturday.
  • Sept. 13: A member of the National Guard assessment team radios in a report of high water on La. Hwy. 27 near Hackberry, La. after Hurricane Ike hit the area. 150 people reportedly decided to stay in Hackberry during the storm and are now cut off.
  • Sept. 12: Dark clouds loom above an oil refinery in Houston, Texas, as Hurricane Ike approaches.
  • Sept. 12: Robert Shumake holds an American flag in Galveston, Texas, as waves churned up by Hurricane Ike crash in the background.
  • Sept. 12: The streets of Galveston flood as Hurricane Ike approaches, and two men wade through the waters.
  • Sept. 12: Hurricane Ike's floodwaters engulf oceanfront communities in Galveston.
  • Sept. 12: Dark clouds gather over the Houston skyline in advance of Ike.
  • Sept. 12: The streets of downtown Houston are empty after massive evacuations ahead of Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 12: Ominous clouds form over a Houston-area highway as Hurricane Ike barrels toward the Gulf Coast.
  • Sept. 12: A satellite image of Hurricane Ike as it approaches the Gulf Coast.
  • Sept. 12: The roads to Surfside Beach, Texas, are flooded thanks to Ike.
  • Sept. 12: James Welch watches as Ike's floodwaters swirl around his house in Galveston.
  • Sept. 12: A woman sits on a piece of wood watching waves break in Galveston.
  • Sept. 12: The sky near Houston fills with clouds as Ike heads toward land.
  • Sept. 12: This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Ike approaching the coast of Texas.
  • Sept. 12: A wave breaks over a street sign as Hurricane Ike approaches Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: A resident takes pictures next to the ocean as Hurricane Ike approaches at the coast of Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: A tow truck bearing a sign drives along the sea wall in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: A truck is partially submerged in rising flood waters as Hurricane Ike approaches in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: Tommy Scarborough supports himself on a post while he gets a lift from the strong winds created by the approaching Hurricane Ike in Bacliff, Texas.
  • September 12: Members of the Corpus Christi Fire department and Halo Flight load one of three men pulled from the Gulf of Mexico after being swept off the south Packery Channel jetty due to high surf from Hurricane Ike.
  • Sept. 12: Fire destroys homes along the beach on Galveston Island, Texas as Hurricane Ike approaches.
  • Sept. 12: A boarded up home sits along the beach as Hurricane Ike approaches in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: A home burns as waves from Hurricane Ike crash the shoreline in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: A woman is doused by high pounding surf as Hurricane Ike approaches in Bacliff, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: Water blows over a roadway as the effects of Hurricane Ike are seen in Surfside Beach, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: A man clutches a brief case as he makes his way through high water created by hurricane Ike's storm surge in downtown Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: Eighty members of the Beaumont Fire and Rescue Department look at a projected television screen detailing the latest development with Hurricane Ike as they take shelter in the AT&T building in Beaumont, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: People cycle through high water caused by the storm surge from Hurricane Ike in Clear Lake Shores, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: A Galveston Police officer helps residents evacuate as a house burns in the background during Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: Evacuees from hurricane Ike get settled inside a shelter at an old Wal-Mart store in Tyler, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: A truck sits in flood waters as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas coast in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: With Hurricane Ike offshore, Michael Gardner walks in high water in front of a burning marina warehouse in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: With the early effects of Hurricane Ike being realized, Mayor Larry Davison surveys the rising tide in Surfside Beach, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: As the water rises due to the approaching Hurricane Ike, Steven Harris carries a bag as he heads out of downtown Galveston, Texas. Harris' apartment had begun to flood.
  • Sept. 12: With Hurricane Ike churning off shore, people take in the sight of the high surf from a patio bar on the sea wall drive in Galveston, Texas. Hurricane Ike is expected to make landfall on the Texas coast early Saturday morning.
  • Sept. 12: Little Rock, Ark., gas station employees change the price sign for fuel Friday. The threat of Hurricane Ike pushed gasoline prices higher as the storm pushed toward a mass of petroleum refineries near the Gulf Coast.
  • Sept. 12: A recreational vehicle park on Pleasure Island, floods due to the surge from the impending landfall of Hurricane Ike in Port Arthur, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, right, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator David Paulison, talks with reporters during a news briefing on federal preparations for Hurricane Ike in Washington. Hurricane Ike's eye was forecast to strike somewhere near Galveston late Friday or early Saturday then head inland for Houston, but the sprawling weather system nearly as big as Texas was already buffeting the Gulf Coast and causing flooding in areas still recovering from Labor Day's Hurricane Gustav.
  • Sept. 12: A truck drives along the seawall past crashing waves as Hurricane Ike approaches in Galveston, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: Parish workers use sandbags to add to a levee as water is forced over by the winds from Hurricane Ike in Scarsdale, La.
  • Sept. 12: St. Bernard Parish Councilman Fred Everhardt Jr., right, takes a horse to a trailer to be evacuated as Kevin Williams, holds the door. As water is forced over by the winds from Hurricane Ike threatens to cause flooding in Scarsdale, La.
  • Sept. 12: Jacob Morgan, right, and his father Russell wait for the approaching Hurricane Ike on the beach in Bacliff, Texas.
  • Sept. 12: As the water rises due to hurricane Ike, Terrie Bolton, left, and Ryche Tejada carry their bags as the head out of downtown Galveston, Texas. The pair's apartment had begun to flood in advance of the hurricane.

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