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Hurricane Season

Episode 7: Hurricane Ike

“Hurricane Season” is an eight-episode podcast that explores how major storms going back to 1900 greatly impacted Greater Houston people and policies

  • Some highways into and out of downtown Houston went under water as Hurricane Ike blew through Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. The storm blew out skyscraper windows, cut power to millions and swamped thousands of homes along the coast. Yachts were carried up onto roadways, buildings and homes collapsed and cars floated in floodwaters.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
    Some highways into and out of downtown Houston went under water as Hurricane Ike blew through Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. The storm blew out skyscraper windows, cut power to millions and swamped thousands of homes along the coast. Yachts were carried up onto roadways, buildings and homes collapsed and cars floated in floodwaters. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
  • Fire destroys homes along the beach on Galveston Island, Texas as Hurricane Ike approaches Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. Ike's eye was forecast to strike somewhere near Galveston late Friday or early Saturday then head inland for Houston.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Fire destroys homes along the beach on Galveston Island, Texas as Hurricane Ike approaches Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. Ike's eye was forecast to strike somewhere near Galveston late Friday or early Saturday then head inland for Houston. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • Traffic lines Interstate 45 leaving Houston as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas Gulf Coast Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 in Conroe, Texas.   (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Traffic lines Interstate 45 leaving Houston as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas Gulf Coast Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 in Conroe, Texas. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • Traffic lines Interstate 45 leaving Houston as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas Gulf Coast Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 in The Woodlands, Texas.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Traffic lines Interstate 45 leaving Houston as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas Gulf Coast Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 in The Woodlands, Texas. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • Joe Rodriguez wades through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ike as he abandons his stalled truck Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Houston.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Joe Rodriguez wades through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ike as he abandons his stalled truck Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Houston. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • People wait in line to fill their gas cans after Hurricane Ike Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Houston. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
    People wait in line to fill their gas cans after Hurricane Ike Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Houston. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
  • President Bush addresses the media following a meeting with local officials at Ellington Field in Houston, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, before a tour of areas damaged by Hurricane Ike. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, left, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and others, look on. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/ Smiley N. Pool/ Pool)
    President Bush addresses the media following a meeting with local officials at Ellington Field in Houston, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, before a tour of areas damaged by Hurricane Ike. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, left, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and others, look on. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/ Smiley N. Pool/ Pool)
  • Volunteers, mainly in red shirts,  load up cars with food and supplies in the parking lot of the University of Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Houston, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    Volunteers, mainly in red shirts, load up cars with food and supplies in the parking lot of the University of Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Houston, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • People line up to receive food, ice and water on the campus of Texas Southern University in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Houston on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    People line up to receive food, ice and water on the campus of Texas Southern University in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Houston on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

We're coming up on one year since Harvey hit Houston. Over the past few weeks, we've taken a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted Greater Houston...its development, policies, and people.

On this episode of “Hurricane Season,” host Andrew Schneider examines Hurricane Ike.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media's business reporter, covering the oil...

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