HURRICANE IKE PHOTOS: The Aftermath

HURRICANE IKE PHOTOS: The Aftermath
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September 15, 2008--Boats and debris clutter the water in hurricane-hit Galveston, Texas, on September 13, 2008.

Hurricane Ike's 110-mile-per-hour (177-kilometer-per-hour) winds delivered a punishing blow to the island city, shredding buildings, flooding streets, and knocking out power for millions of people.

A last minute turn by the storm as it approached the Texas coast on Saturday spared heavily populated Galveston from an expected 25-foot (7.6-meter) storm surge, according to meteorologists. (See photos of Texas after the storm.)
—Photograph by David J. Phillip/AP/Pool
 
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