HURRICANE IKE PHOTOS: The Aftermath

HURRICANE IKE PHOTOS: The Aftermath
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A pump jack--a device that mechanically extracts liquid from oil deposits--sits among floodwaters shimmering with oil in High Island, Texas, in an aerial photo taken on September 14, 2008.

Hurricane Ike did only "moderate damage" to a handful of oil platforms and coastal refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, which sat in the direct path of the storm as it blew through over the weekend, according to the Reuters news agency.

Restoring power supplies knocked out by the storm will be the biggest hurdle, the agency reported.
—Photograph by David J. Phillip/AP/Pool
 
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