Hurricane Ike’s storm surge shoved this shrimp boat onto the dock of a marina in Kemah TX.Return to Hurricane Ike news coverage
Workers use a vacuum truck to remove diesel that spilled into the water from a shrimp boat damaged by Hurricane Ike.
Debris clogs the channel leading from a shrimp boat marina in Kemah TX out to Galveston Bay.
A destroyed refrigerated trailer ended up near the Kemah Yacht Club.
A multi-temperature refrigerated trailer was no match for Hurricane Ike. In the background is the Aquarium, one of a number of restaurants lining the Kemah Boardwalk. All of the restaurants, as well as other entertainment venues, suffered millions of dollars in damages.
A tankcar unit train heads south through Galveston County TX to the petro-chemical plants in Texas City. Many plants in the area are shipping product again.
By most accounts, chemical plants along the Texas Gulf Coast suffered far less damage from Hurricane Ike than was projected. Most plants wasted little time restarting operations once power was restored.
This pipeline tank farm south of Houston TX escaped damage during Hurricane Ike. In fact, the petroleum industry along the Texas Gulf Coast fared well as a whole. Fourteen refineries shut down along the Texas Gulf Coast prior to Hurricane Ike, and they were coming back on line as fast as power could be restored.
Volunteers at the League City TX mega feeding center prepare another round of dinners for hurricane survivors. The League City site has the ability to provide 60,000 meals a day.
A Red Cross delivery truck returns to the League City TX mega feeding center. Meals prepared at the center are delivered throughout Galveston County.
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and the Red Cross teamed up on this mega feeding center at a sports park in League City TX. This was one of three mega feeding centers set up to help hurricane victims in Southeast Texas.
This is one of many power boats tossed around by Hurricane Ike at a dealership in Seabrook TX.
Mud, boats, and other debris were left around this gas station in Seabrook TX by Hurricane Ike. The coastal community took a hit by a 17-ft storm surge during the hurricane.
Hurricane debris litters the dock and boat slip next to one of the houses in Seabrook TX.
Linesmen check one of the thousands of poles that were blown down by Hurricane Ike.
Damaged cell towers like this one in Friendswood TX abounded throughout the Texas Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Ike.Return to Hurricane Ike news coverage
Linesmen work to repair downed power lines in Clear Lake, a Houston suburb. At least 15,000 linesmen, tree trimmers, and other workers from across the United States worked non-stop to restore the damaged electrical grid across the Texas Gulf Coast.Return to Hurricane Ike news coverage
Hurricane winds tore the corrugated aluminum roofing off this basketball pavilion at a city park in League City TX.
A blue tarp covers roof damage at the First Baptist Church in Friendswood TX. Blue tarps are covering thousands of damaged roofs across the Houston-Galveston area. Some of the tarps are being provided through the Blue Roof Program run by the Federal Emergency Management Administration and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Hurricane Ike’s storm surge left this power boat high and dry on a rail embankment across a bayou from a shrimp boat dock.
A Dairy Queen in South Houston TX shows the effects of Hurricane Ike.
Winds of well over 100 mph twisted this dispensing unit at a gas station on the southwest side of Hobby Airport in South Houston TX.
Downed trees blocked roads and littered neighborhoods throughout the Houston-Galveston area after Hurricane Ike.
A Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) set up an emergency clinic in Webster TX following Hurricane Ike. This was one of three DMAT sites in the Houston-Galveston area and was under the direction of the Alabama 3 team. The DMAT clinics are staffed by doctors, nurses, and emergency medical technicians. DMAT is part of the National Disaster Medical System at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Electric utilities from across the United States sent equipment and work crews to help restore power in the Houston-Galveston area.
Workers repair a sign in Houston just days after Hurricane Ike. The city wasted no time if digging out from the storm.
Companies wasted no time shipping food and other supplies into the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ike.
Petroleum companies flooded the Houston-Galveston area with a broad mix of tank trucks and tank transports to restore fuel supplies as quickly as possible. Less than a week after the hurricane, most of the gas stations in the region had reopened and the lines had largely disappeared.
State Farm and other insurance companies set up catastrophe relief operations and began processing claims as soon as Hurricane Ike exited the Texas Gulf Coast.
Food distribution in the Houston-Galveston area resumed quickly once Hurricane Ike moved out of the region.
A genset powers a system designed to dry out water damage in this Dillards department store at a mall south of Houston.