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Fearing a repeat of Hurricane Donna in 1960 , the overseas branch of the British Red Cross began preparing contingency plans for 2,000 families considered to be at risk from Ike. A group of 260 Chinese construction workers stuck on Middle Caicos after the passage of Hurricane Hanna were evacuated by the British Red Cross. [25] Immediately before the storm struck, 348 people on Grand Turk were put into emergency shelters. [26]

On September 5, Florida Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency in advance of Ike's arrival, (which was expected to be as early as September 8). Authorities in Key West issued a mandatory evacuation for all visitors for September 6. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) positioned supplies, and emergency response crews in Florida and along the Gulf Coast.

Florida Keys officials began evacuations on the low-lying chain of islands in phases, starting at the end in Key West by 8 am Sunday and continuing throughout the day—at noon for the Middle Keys , and at 4 pm for the Upper Keys , including Key Largo . Visitors were told to leave on Saturday. [27] Overall 15,000 tourists evacuated, but the storm stayed to the south, only causing minor beach erosion. [2]


A two man National Weather Service crew was tasked to a ground survey of Chambers County on September 17th, 2008 and then the Bolivar Peninsula the following day, September 18th. On the 19th of September, 2008 this crew flew with the Civil Air Patrol and surveyed the entire upper Texas coastline; from Surfside Beach, TX to Port Arthur, TX.

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Fearing a repeat of Hurricane Donna in 1960 , the overseas branch of the British Red Cross began preparing contingency plans for 2,000 families considered to be at risk from Ike. A group of 260 Chinese construction workers stuck on Middle Caicos after the passage of Hurricane Hanna were evacuated by the British Red Cross. [25] Immediately before the storm struck, 348 people on Grand Turk were put into emergency shelters. [26]

On September 5, Florida Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency in advance of Ike's arrival, (which was expected to be as early as September 8). Authorities in Key West issued a mandatory evacuation for all visitors for September 6. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) positioned supplies, and emergency response crews in Florida and along the Gulf Coast.

Florida Keys officials began evacuations on the low-lying chain of islands in phases, starting at the end in Key West by 8 am Sunday and continuing throughout the day—at noon for the Middle Keys , and at 4 pm for the Upper Keys , including Key Largo . Visitors were told to leave on Saturday. [27] Overall 15,000 tourists evacuated, but the storm stayed to the south, only causing minor beach erosion. [2]

Fearing a repeat of Hurricane Donna in 1960 , the overseas branch of the British Red Cross began preparing contingency plans for 2,000 families considered to be at risk from Ike. A group of 260 Chinese construction workers stuck on Middle Caicos after the passage of Hurricane Hanna were evacuated by the British Red Cross. [25] Immediately before the storm struck, 348 people on Grand Turk were put into emergency shelters. [26]

On September 5, Florida Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency in advance of Ike's arrival, (which was expected to be as early as September 8). Authorities in Key West issued a mandatory evacuation for all visitors for September 6. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) positioned supplies, and emergency response crews in Florida and along the Gulf Coast.

Florida Keys officials began evacuations on the low-lying chain of islands in phases, starting at the end in Key West by 8 am Sunday and continuing throughout the day—at noon for the Middle Keys , and at 4 pm for the Upper Keys , including Key Largo . Visitors were told to leave on Saturday. [27] Overall 15,000 tourists evacuated, but the storm stayed to the south, only causing minor beach erosion. [2]


A two man National Weather Service crew was tasked to a ground survey of Chambers County on September 17th, 2008 and then the Bolivar Peninsula the following day, September 18th. On the 19th of September, 2008 this crew flew with the Civil Air Patrol and surveyed the entire upper Texas coastline; from Surfside Beach, TX to Port Arthur, TX.

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In the course of American history, few weather events are infamous enough to be remembered by name, let alone the date they occurred.

April 27th will forever stick in the minds of southerners who lived through the horrific Super Tornado Outbreak of 2011 . August 29th is a date remembered on the northern Gulf Coast as the day Hurricane Katrina changed not only the lives of its inhabitants, but served as a pivotal moment in the history of the country.

But today, September 13th, is remembered by Texans as the day Hurricane Ike made landfall. Five years ago this morning, Ike came ashore in the Lone Star State, leaving in its wake one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas at the north end of Galveston Island, sending a 10- to 15-foot storm surge into Galveston and parts of the western end of Galveston Bay, and up to a 20-foot surge over the Bolivar Peninsula and parts of Chambers County, Texas. 

Virtually every structure on parts of the Bolivar Peninsula was wiped away. Broken glass littered streets in downtown Houston.

Ike was responsible for $29.5 billion in damage, making it the second-costliest U.S. hurricane on record, second only to Katrina at the time. Since then, 2012's  Superstorm Sandy  topped Ike's financial losses.

Fearing a repeat of Hurricane Donna in 1960 , the overseas branch of the British Red Cross began preparing contingency plans for 2,000 families considered to be at risk from Ike. A group of 260 Chinese construction workers stuck on Middle Caicos after the passage of Hurricane Hanna were evacuated by the British Red Cross. [25] Immediately before the storm struck, 348 people on Grand Turk were put into emergency shelters. [26]

On September 5, Florida Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency in advance of Ike's arrival, (which was expected to be as early as September 8). Authorities in Key West issued a mandatory evacuation for all visitors for September 6. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) positioned supplies, and emergency response crews in Florida and along the Gulf Coast.

Florida Keys officials began evacuations on the low-lying chain of islands in phases, starting at the end in Key West by 8 am Sunday and continuing throughout the day—at noon for the Middle Keys , and at 4 pm for the Upper Keys , including Key Largo . Visitors were told to leave on Saturday. [27] Overall 15,000 tourists evacuated, but the storm stayed to the south, only causing minor beach erosion. [2]


A two man National Weather Service crew was tasked to a ground survey of Chambers County on September 17th, 2008 and then the Bolivar Peninsula the following day, September 18th. On the 19th of September, 2008 this crew flew with the Civil Air Patrol and surveyed the entire upper Texas coastline; from Surfside Beach, TX to Port Arthur, TX.

CURRENT WEATHER
-Tides and Currents
-Observations
-Rainfall Reports
-Public Information Statement

History
-Our Office
-National Weather Service
-NOAA
-Major Events

In the course of American history, few weather events are infamous enough to be remembered by name, let alone the date they occurred.

April 27th will forever stick in the minds of southerners who lived through the horrific Super Tornado Outbreak of 2011 . August 29th is a date remembered on the northern Gulf Coast as the day Hurricane Katrina changed not only the lives of its inhabitants, but served as a pivotal moment in the history of the country.

But today, September 13th, is remembered by Texans as the day Hurricane Ike made landfall. Five years ago this morning, Ike came ashore in the Lone Star State, leaving in its wake one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.


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