Hurricane Ike. Day Two. Sunday, September 14. The water in these photos is actually DOWN one foot from the day before, when the storm made landfall over Galveston Island, TX–some 200 miles west.
We went down by boat and then jumped into Mechanic’s truck. He was making his first “road trip” down the bayou. Here is some of what we saw.
Next door neighbors to the Cypress Cottage/Camp Dularge. Notice the water line.
Heading “down the bayou”, another house recently repaired from Rita’s damage.
The home of my DS son’s favorite middle school teacher. They were just about to get their home elevated to the 11-foot above sea level requirement.
This house is not on a slab, but on blocks.
Notice several things about this photo. First, their gas cans are stored on the roof. Second, see a taller white roof in the background? That is the roof of their new house, eleven feet off the ground, which is under construction and being built by volunteer labor.
This old house belongs to an elderly shrimper and his wife. I have a feeling they won’t be going through this again.
Bayou Fabio’s sleeping quarters sank during Hurricane Gustav, and then the water rose higher during Ike causing him to flee into someone else’s home to take refuge.