‘You don’t forget these storms’: 13 years after Hurricane Ike devastated the Gulf Coast, locals share what they remember most
Ike made landfall over Galveston Island as a Category 2 Hurricane at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2008. The storm devastated the regions, killing dozens and causing billions in damage. The Houston-area locals that lived through shared what they remember most about Ike.
13 years later, you still won’t believe these photos and stats from Hurricane Ike
With estimated maximum sustained winds of nearly 110 mph, Ike made landfall over Galveston Island as a Category 2 Hurricane at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2008. The storm killed dozens of people and caused $29.5 billion in damages, becoming one of the most devastating hurricanes in U.S. history.
VYPE CAMPUS CLIPS: Eisenhower holds on in overtime to knock off Nimitz
The Eisenhower Eagles got a big overtime win over a tough Nimitz squad 33-27 to go 3-1 in district play. RB Waymon Finley led the way on the ground with some punishing runs. Next up for Ike is MacArthur, while Nimitz faces Westfield.
Where was Lauras storm surge?
Everyone heard it: An unsurvivable 15- to 20-foot storm surge forecast for Louisiana. Bigger and faster equals badder.Likewise, surge increases with the size of the storm, the speed of the winds, the distance traveled over water, the angle the storm approaches the coast (head-on strikes equal higher surge). So lets look at our famous hurricanes this century for comparison: Katrina, Rita, Ike and Laura. All of them were plenty strong -- Ike at 110 mph, Laura at 150 mph, Katrina at 175 mph and Rita at 180 mph. The longer a storm is over water, obviously means a slower storm -- Katrina, Ike and Rita all traveled at a speed of 10 to 13 mph, while Laura zipped at 15 to 17mph.
Our hurricane history and the 2020 hurricane forecast
Tropical Storm One PATHTropical Storm One 19601960 did not have much action for Texas, but there was Tropical Storm One which is one of those sneaky storms. The next season, 1966, left Texas completely alone and, in fact, didn’t do much to the Gulf:1966 Hurricane PathsBut 1980 was another story. Believe it or not, Tropical Storm Danielle would follow in September, moving into Beaumont where Nederland picked up 18″ of rain. The 1980 season lasted well into November and Texans were glad to see it go. Before Ike, however, was Hurricane Dolly in Brownsville dropping 15″ of rain in Harlingen and causing damage to South Padre.
Trying Out Ike's Love and Sandwiches
While I am generally loathe to consider sandwiches from national chains for the best sandwiches in Houston list, I still want to try out any place that makes a point of crafting great hoagies. The California chain, Ike's Love and Sandwiches, is the second such place that has opened in Houston I've tried in the past few months. In Houston, they have a couple that feature Pinkerton barbecue and there is BBQ sauce on many of the sandwiches. Some of the best sandwiches are the ones that you can barely grapple. It's fast and simple, but the flavors are bright and rich, and the sandwiches are anything but ordinary.houstonpress.com
Splendora residents plead for help as mountains of trash pile up
SPLENDORA, Texas (KTRK) -- William Thompson has had a bout of tough luck over the past four years. He's been through Hurricanes Rita, Ike, Harvey and each time, his Patton Village home has been destroyed. "Whatever you can do to help it just makes you feel good inside," said Snyder.Despite their efforts, they say they need more help. Since Hurricane Harvey, they've produced more than a million pounds of food from their small church, serving more than 7,000 families. You can also reach out to New Beginnings Baptist Church in Patton Village.abc13.com