Posted on · Five years ago this week, parts of the Bolivar Peninsula, a small sliver of land that separates the Gulf of Mexico from Galveston Bay, were under 15 feet of water. The storm surge from Hurricane Ike nearly wiped-out the entire area. Earlier this year, KUHF's Jack Williams visited the peninsula to find out how things have changed there.
Posted on · Five years ago Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galveston. It was the most expensive hurricane in Texas history and killed nearly one hundred people statewide. Two of the emergency management officials who were in charge at that time were on Houston Matters to reflect on lessons learned from Ike.
Posted on · It happened in the early morning hours exactly 5 years ago. Hurricane Ike left a path of destruction in this area. Galveston was especially hard hit, but officials say things look better there now than they ever did.
Posted on · Five years ago this week, much of Houston was without electricity. Hurricane Ike had ripped-down power lines as the storm's winds exceeded a hundred miles an hour. Would another hurricane put 2 million utility customers in the dark for days as Ike did?
Posted on · As Hurricane Ike bore down on the region five years ago this week, many local residents wrestled with the question of whether to stay or leave. Ike hit the region only three years after Hurricane Rita, when thousands of people found themselves stranded in gridlock on local roadways. In the second of a four-part series on the fifth anniversary of Ike, KUHF's Gail Delaughter talked to local officials about the lessons they learned on getting people out of harm's way.