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
Pre-Ike


September, 2008
Post-Ike


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.