Hurricane Ike has brought incredible devastation on the Bolivar Peninsula just east of Galveston along the Gulf Of Mexico. This area was the hardest hit being on the east side of Ike's eyewall. Communities of Crystal Beach and Gilchrist have been wiped off the map by Ike's winds and storm surge which likely topped 15 feet over this unprotected peninsula.The image on the left shows a single home standing in what used to be the beachside town of Gilchrist. Satellite images show the extensive damage brought to the Texas Gulf coast, including the destruction of Crystal Beach.
Looks like the storm surge is something out a Cat. 5 hurricaneReplyDelete
I guess Ike was so large in size that the storm surge was that much greater that a regular Cat. 2 hurricane!!`