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| || || HURRICANE IKE PHOTOS: The Aftermath (September 15, 2008)|
See how the major storm pummeled the Texas coast, shredding buildings, flooding streets, and knocking out power for millions of people.
| || || VIDEO: Ike Damage: Aerial Views (September 15, 2008)|
See aerial footage of Hurricane Ike's worst damage: flooded neighborhoods, destroyed homes, boats on land. The hurricane struck Saturday, devastating Galveston, Texas, and other Gulf Coast towns.
| || || Hurricane Ike's Last-Minute Turn Dampens Blow (September 13, 2008)|
A last-minute turn by Hurricane Ike as it approached the Texas coast early today spared Galveston from an expected 25-foot storm surge, according to meteorologists. But Ike still delivered a punishing hit.
| || || VIDEO: Hurricane Ike Devastation (September 13, 2008)|
See scenes of Hurricane Ike's devastation from a wide swath of coastal Louisiana and Texas, including flooding, fires and wind damage in Galveston and Houston.
| || || HURRICANE IKE PHOTOS: Storm Pummels Texas Coast (September 13, 2008)|
Coming ashore as a strong Category 2 storm, Hurricane Ike blew out windows, flooded streets, and forced rescue crews to wait to begin helping the thousands of residents who chose to stay put.
| || || VIDEO: The Hurricane Ike of 1900 (September 13, 2008)|
Hurricane Ike isn't the first epic storm to slam Galveston, Texas. See scenes of the devastation from what is still called the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
| || || VIDEO: Giant Waves Crash Over Buildings (September 9, 2008)|
Surging over buildings as tall as five stories, waves from Hurricane Ike pounded a Cuban town on Monday. The hurricane is headed for the U.S. Gulf Coast.
| || || Hurricane Forecast: "No Letup" in Weeks Ahead (September 2, 2008)|
We're not in the clear yet, according to predictions of at least four more hurricanes this month. And storms brewing in the Atlantic seem poised to prove the forecasters right.
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