Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gilchrist, Texas

Hurricane Ike in 2008 was all kinds of bad for the Houston/Galveston area.  My house suffered some roof dammage and the yard was a mess of branches.  The worst part of the hurricane is the storm surge which Ike, as a category 2 hurricane, was not powerful enough to send all the way to my house.  Unfortunately, the little Bolivar peninsula across from Galveston Island has a towering elevation of... ...nearly 3 feet.  Considering the storm surge for Ike was over 17 feet, you can imagine things didn't end up well at all...

September, 2007

September, 2008

You can find it yourself on Google Earth using these coords:   29°30'45.63"N   94°29'30.94"W

Check back next week to see how a stream becomes a bayou.

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