Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Great "Before & After" Photos from Hurricane Ike

One year after Hurricane Ike - The Big Picture - Boston.com: "One year after Hurricane Ike tore across the gulf coast of Texas, residents paused on Sunday to observe the anniversary of the costliest natural disaster in Texas history. Destroying or damaging many thousands of houses, including 3/4 of all homes in Galveston, Ike's 110 mph winds caused more than $29 billion in damage, and took the lives of at least 72 in the United States. In Galveston one year later, 75% of businesses have reopened, much of the debris has been cleared, and 95% of the population has returned, but much work still remains to be done as residents continue to rebuild and recover."

You can click the photos at the link and watch them change from before to after, a very cool effect.

1 comment:

Richard Prosch said...

Wow. Hard to believe it's been a year. We had flooding here in Missouri as a result (albeit comparatively minor) and recall going out early to take photos like it was just the other day.