Photo: Hurricane Ike's Last Minute Turn Dampens Blow



David Jet kayaks among hurricane-damaged boats in Nassau Bay, Texas. Hurricane Ike hit the U.S. Gulf Coast early Saturday, September 13, 2008.

The category 2 hurricane, with winds up to 110 miles (177 kilometers) an hour, flooded coastal communities with a nearly 15-foot (4.6-meter) storm surge.



Photograph by Dave Einsel/Getty Images

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