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Hurricane Ike slams Texas in 2008

Published 12:28 PM ET, Thu April 27, 2017
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A single home is left standing amid debris from Hurricane Ike on September 14, 2008, in Gilchrist, Texas. Smiley N./Getty Images
A collapsed road sits in disrepair on September 15, 2008, in Galveston, Texas, following Hurricane Ike. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Debris deposited by Hurricane Ike covers Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, Texas, hours after landfall on September 13, 2008. Scott Olson/Getty Images
A home and a car lie amid the debris of Hurricane Ike on September 17, 2008, in Crystal Beach, Texas. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
A bridge on Highway 87 in Gilchrist, Texas, remains in tatters on September 17, 2008, days after Hurricane Ike slammed the area. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Houses sit amid debris on September 14, 2008, in Crystal Beach, Texas, after Hurricane Ike swept through the area. David J. Phillip/Pool/Getty Images
Workers remove debris on September 21, 2008, from Monte Calvario Pentecostal Church in Galveston, Texas, after it was damaged by a flood from Hurricane Ike. Scott Olson/Getty Images
A car sits in a burned-out garage on September 16, 2008, in Galveston, Texas, the result of one of many fires sparked by Hurricane Ike. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Workers prepare to remove a sailboat on September 21, 2008. Hurricane Ike pushed the vessel onto the edge of a highway in Galveston, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images