Gallery: The Fury of Hurricane Ike

In the Gulf

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Hurricane Ike as seen early Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. The image is a composite 3-D rendering from satellite data.

From Space

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Hurricane Ike as seen from the International Space Station on Sept. 10, 2008.

Check This Out

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People pull back as a wave crashes against the seawall as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas coast, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, in Galveston, Texas.

Long Before Landfall

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The storm surge from Hurricane Ike and debris covers a street, Friday, Sept 12, 2008 in Seabrook Texas. Incredibly, Ike s center was still some 200 miles away when this photo was taken.

Early Warning Sign

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Daniel Gallegos watches as a wave crashes into the seawall several hours before Hurricane Ike reached Texas coast, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, in Galveston, Texas.

Not Just Texas

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Far from the path of Hurricane Ike, people gather in front of their boathouses in the Orleans Marina on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. This area is outside of the levee protection system and the high water from the lake is flooding the marina. The high lake level is caused by the passage of Ike in the Gulf of Mexico.

Fire and Water

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Several hours before the brunt of Hurricane Ike was to arrive, fire destroys flood homes along the beach on Galveston Island, Texas on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008.

Wind Kicks In

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Hurricane Ike caused damage around this cafe in Galveston, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.

The Morning After

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After spending the first half of Hurricane Ike outside, Daryl Thompson carries his water logged bags over debris in Galveston, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, as he heads to a local shelter to ride out the rest of the storm. The massive hurricane ravaged southeast Texas late Friday into early Saturday.

Houston is Hit

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Building maintenance worker Juan Carlo Medina takes a picture of the blown out windows in Houston caused by Hurricane Ike on the JPMorgan Chase Tower in downtown Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.

Glass on the Street

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Matt Schlabach, left, and Meredith Borders look at the damage casused by Hurricane Ike to the JPMorgan Chase Tower Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Houston.

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