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Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Ike’

Hurricane Ike death toll could take years to finalize

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 7:24am MDT

Recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike continue in Texas in the wake of the devastating storm.  The death toll in the state stands at 17 however tens of thousands of people chose not to evacuate and officials are concerned the actual toll is much greater than that.  It could take years for a full accounting of […]

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Hurricane Ike strikes and passes; Recovery efforts begin

Sunday, September 14th, 2008 4:22am MDT

With the passing of Hurricane Ike, emergency responders in the Houston and Galveston area begin the task of aiding and rescuing the approximately 140,000 people who chose not to evacuate the area as the storm approached.  Debris and flooding made the task extremely difficult and hazardous for those tasked with helping recover from the devastating […]

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Hurricane Ike makes landfall; Fear for what daybreak will bring

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 4:03am MDT

The eye of Hurricane Ike made landfall Saturday morning as a category 2 storm with winds of 110 mph at 1:10am MDT.  Long before that though the effects of the storm were being felt as the winds and storm surge began to batter Galveston Island and the Texas coast.  Now the waiting for daybreak begins […]

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Hurricane Ike closes in on Galveston & Houston; 1 million evacuate

Friday, September 12th, 2008 6:01am MDT

Potentially the most devastating hurricane since Hurricane Katrina three years ago is nearing the Texas Gulf Coast Friday morning.  Hurricane Ike is currently 265 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas and expected to make landfall very near that coastal island city around midnight tonight.  Ike is so large though that the outer bands of the storm […]

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Monster Hurricane Ike heads for Texas; Evacuations start

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 10:20am MDT

500 miles of Texas coastline are now under a hurricane warning as Hurricane Ike continues to threaten a 500 miles stretch of the Gulf Coast.  Tens of thousands of residents have been ordered to evacuate including all of Galveston Island and many other vulnerable areas.  Thursday afternoon, evacuations will begin for many low lying areas […]

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Texas on alert as Hurricane Ike heads for land

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 6:27am MDT

The Texas coastline is preparing for a potentially devastating strike from Hurricane Ike this weekend as the storm regains strength.  The center of the storm is currently 145 north of the western tip of Cuba and moving toward the northwest at 8 mph.  Ike’s interaction with land near Cuba took a lot out of it as […]

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Hurricane Ike hits Cuba; Texas and Louisiana watch closely

Monday, September 8th, 2008 1:20pm MDT

Hurricane Ike continues to wreak havoc on its trek west as it struck Cuba Monday morning.  The storm made landfall as a category 3 storm but has since been downgraded to a category 2 with sustained winds of 100 mph.  Four storms have claimed 321 lives in Haiti, 59 from Ike alone, but thus far no deaths […]

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Hurricane Ike nears Cuba, Florida watches warily

Sunday, September 7th, 2008 5:09am MDT

Category 4 Hurricane Ike pummeled the Turks and Caicos Islands Saturday night and Sunday morning with dangerous winds, sea surge and rain as it continues its trek west.  At 3:00am MDT the storm was 215 miles east-northeast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba moving west-southwest at 15 mph.  The National Hurricane Center has described this storm as “extremely […]

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