HURRICANE IKE PHOTOS: Storm Pummels Texas Coast

PHOTOS: Hurricane Ike Batters Galveston, Houston
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Debris scattered by Hurricane Ike covers State Highway 146 in Seabrook, Texas, on September 13, 2008.

Because of Ike's unusually large size, hurricane-force winds and rain continued to pound a large swath of Texas and Louisiana well after landfall, forcing rescue crews to wait for the storm to pass to begin operations.

As of 2 p.m. EST, many roads were still impassable, and it remained unclear how many people might have died or been injured in Ike's wake.
—Photograph by Frank Franklin II/AP
 
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