Homes and businesses on the Clear Creek Channel in Seabrook are surrounded by rising water from Galveston Bay on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 after Hurricane Ike passed through overnight as a Category 2 storm.
A man inspects some of the considerable damage caused by Hurricane Ike in Surfside Beach, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.
Damage after the passing of Hurricane Ike is seen Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Crystal Beach, Texas. The storm roared ashore hours before daybreak with 110 mph winds and towering waves, smashing houses, flooding thousands of homes, blowing out windows in Houston s skyscrapers, and cutting off power to more than 3 million people, perhaps for weeks.
Boats are washed next to a road Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Clear Lake, Texas after Hurricane Ike hit the area.
Water, Water ...
Storm surge from Hurricane Ike can been seen from a Louisiana National Guard Black Hawk helicopter Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Delcambre, La.
Boats Get Together
Boats and debris are piled up Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Galveston, Texas after Hurricane Ike hit the area.
1 Left Standing
With the Gulf of Mexico seen at right, a beachfront home stands among the debris in Gilchrist, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 after Hurricane Ike hit the area. Ike was the first major storm to directly hit a major U.S. metro area since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.
Not Just Texas
Storm surge from Hurricane Ike inundates the Port of Iberia located in Iberia Parish, La. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.
Get Off My Road!
An alligator is seen on a road in Sabine Pass, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, as the area recovers from the effects of Hurricane Ike.