Hurricane Ike


Hurricane Ike

] The Texas Rural Water Association held meetings with state agencies on Tuesday, September 9, to plan for landfall along the Texas gulf coast.] according to computer simulations. [citeweb|title=Experts: Giant Ike's Size Driving Massive Storm Surge|publisher="Associated Press"|url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,420783,00.html|accessdate=2008-09-11]

The price of gas increased in the expectation of damage to some of the numerous oil refineries along the South Texas coast, or at least delays in production from the oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. [citeweb|title=Oil prices churn as Hurricane Ike approaches|publisher="CNN Money"|url=http://biz.yahoo.com/cnnm/080912/091208_oil.html?.v=4|accessdate=2008-09-12] .

Impact

Turks and Caicos Islands

Power was lost throughout Grand Turk Island [ [http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5g598falu5fd4Xbsmkp-CUtMAyKlA "Hurricane Ike damages 80% of homes"] "The Press Association". September 7, 2008.] , 95% of the houses were damaged, one-fifth of which was significant damage. There was also significant structural damage to roofs andbuildings containing health services resulting in the disruption of most health services. Pharmacy stores, and supplies facilities received major damage or total destruction. Water andelectricity were also disrupted but now has been restored. There was some damage to the Clinic on Salt Cay In North Caicos and Middle Caicos, there was no damage or minimal damageto the clinic. Meanwhile in South Caicos, 95% of the houses were also damaged with over one-third significantly damaged or destroyed. Damage alsooccurred on other islands, pockets of which were significant but in generaldamage was minor. [ [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWFiles2008.nsf/FilesByRWDocUnidFilename/MYAI-7JF8KT-full_report.pdf/$File/full_report.pdf "Message: Damage Assessment Report identifies Priority Needs for Turks and Caicos Islands (Friday, September 12, 2008)"] "reliefweb.int". September 12, 2008.] After the eye of the storm passed over, it continued west at convert|15|mph|0|abbr=on headed directly for eastern Cuba. [ [http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/hurricanes/2008-09-06-ike-tropics_N.htm "Hurricane Ike strikes Turks and Caicos as Category 4"] . "USA Today". September 6, 2008.] [ [http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/09/07/hurricane.ike.carib/?iref=mpstoryview "Ike makes landfall in Cuba as Category 3 hurricane"] . "CNN". September 7, 2008.] Buildings on the islands have been severely weakened and 750 people have lost their homes.cite web|author=Sarah Oughton|publisher=British Red Cross|date=2008-09-07|accessdate=2008-09-07|title=Red Cross responds to Hurricane Ike|url=http://www.redcross.org.uk/news.asp?id=85506] Due to the extent and magnitude of damage and affected population, the Government of the Turks and Caicos declared Grand Turk and South Caicos Islands disaster areas. [cite web|author=CDERA|publisher=ReliefWeb|title=Damage Assessment Report identifies Priority Needs for Turks and Caicos Islands (Friday, September 12, 2008)|url=http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWFiles2008.nsf/FilesByRWDocUnidFilename/MYAI-7JF8KT-full_report.pdf/$File/full_report.pdf|format=PDF|date=2008-09-12|accessdate=2008-09-26]

Hispaniola

The outer bands of Ike caused additional flooding in Haiti, which was already devastated by Hanna and also hit hard by Fay and Gustav. The last bridge still standing into the city of Gonaïves was washed away, slowing relief in the community considerably and creating a deeper humanitarian and food crisis in the hard-hit region. 74 deaths were reported in Haiti from Ike,cite web|author=Associated Press|publisher=WAVE-TV|date=2008-09-09|accessdate=2008-09-09|title=Ike hits old Havana; overall death toll up to 80|url=http://www.wave3.com/global/story.asp?s=8979096] of which most were in the coastal community of Cabaret which was swept away by floodwaters and mudslides.cite web|author=Associated Press|publisher=CNN|date=2008-09-07|accessdate=2008-09-07|title=Ike's floods kill 48, cut off aid to parts of Haiti|url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/09/07/ike.haiti.ap/index.html?section=cnn_latest] Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis called for help at the end of the week, saying that four storms in three weeks have left over 550 dead and as many as one million homeless. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7613851.stm 'One million homeless' in Haiti] BBC News] She also said that parts of Gonaïves were so severely damaged that the city may have to be rebuilt elsewhere.

Cuba

Just over one million Cubans had been evacuated on Sunday, officials said.Fact|date=September 2008 In Baracoa, 200 homes were reported to be destroyed and waves were running convert|23|ft|0|abbr=on high and peaked at convert|40|ft|0|abbr=on in different areas of Cuba. The Category 3 hurricane made landfall on September 8 on the north coast of eastern Cuba in the province of Holguin near Puerto de Sama, with sustained winds of about convert|120|mph|0|abbr=on, [cite web
publisher=National Hurricane Center
date=2008-09-07
accessdate=2008-09-21
title= HURRICANE IKE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al09/al092008.update.09080149.shtml
] [cite web
publisher=National Hurricane Center
date=2008-09-07
accessdate=2008-09-21
title=HURRICANE IKE ADVISORY NUMBER 28...CORRECTED
url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al09/al092008.public.028.shtml
] causing widespread flooding and damage to the eastern provinces.Fact|date=September 2008 It passed across the central provinces of Holguin, Las Tunas, and Camagüey, emerging over the sea to the south of Cuba during September 8. Ike had dropped to a Category One by the time it crossed the island. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7603319.stm Deadly hurricane heads for Havana] BBC News] It then followed the southern coast of Cuba and crossed the western end of the island in Pinar del Rio Province, close to the path taken by Hurricane Gustav ten days previously. Another 1.6 million people had evacuated in advance of its second landfall. The western areas of Cuba, already devastated by Hurricane Gustav just 10 days before Ike hit, suffered additional major flooding from the rain and storm surge.cite web|author=Associated Press|publisher=USA Today|date=2008-09-12|accessdate=2008-09-12|title=Hurricane Ike kills 7 in Cuba|url=http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/hurricanes/2008-09-12-Ike-Cuba_N.htm?csp=34] The sugar cane crop was devastated, with over convert|3400|km2 destroyed. Alongside Gustav, they were described as the "worst ever" storms by Cuban officials.

In total, seven people were killed in Cuba from Ike. The combined damage from Ike and Gustav is over $5 billion (USD), although no figures from each individual storm are available.

United States

Due to the intensity of the storm, Texas closed many of its oil refineries. Because much of the United States oil refining capacity is located in Texas, the closings caused a temporary increase in the prices of gasoline, home heating oil, and natural gas. [cite news |first=Erin |last=Ailworth |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Gas, heating oil prices rise on hurricane threat |url=http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2008/09/13/gas_heating_oil_prices_rise_on_hurricane_threat/ |work=Boston Globe |publisher= |date=2008-09-13 |accessdate=2008-09-13 ] Increases were particularly high in North Carolina, especially in the mountains, where average prices were as much as 60 cents higher than the national average. [Dale Neal, "State's Highest Gas Prices? They're in WNC," "Asheville Citizen-Times", September 21, 2008.] The closing of refineries so soon after Hurricane Gustav, and the time required to restart production, also resulted in shortages of gasoline in such places as the Carolinas and Tennessee, partly as a result of panic buying. [Jon Ostendorff, "Fuel Shortage Worsened by Timing of Hurricanes," "Asheville Citizen-Times", September 26, 2008. ] Preliminary post-storm damage estimates in the US were placed at 18 billion US dollars (2008) as stated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ "ABC News" on Hurricane Ike, 7:00pm news, retrieved September 14, 2008] . Seventy deaths have been reported in the US, including thirty-three in Texas, eight in Louisiana, one in Arkansas, two in Tennessee, one in Kentucky, seven in Indiana, four in Missouri, two in Illinois, two in Michigan, seven in Ohio and one in Pennsylvania, [cite news |first=Daniel J. |last=Yovich |url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_on_re_us/severe_weather_14 |title=Remnants of Ike blamed for 13 deaths in Midwest |date=2008-09-15 |accessdate=2008-09-15 |publisher=Associated Press] although there are 365 missing. [cite web|publisher=LISE OLSEN|accessdate=2008-09-28|title=Two weeks after Ike, more than 400 are still missing|url=http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/6027458.html] Shiller, Dane [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/6029478.html Ike death toll increases as three bodies found] Houston Chronicle, 2009-09-29, retrieved 2008-09-29] On September 15, 2008 the United States Congress held a moment of silence for those who died in the hurricane.

MV "Antalina"

On September 11, the convert|584|ft|m|sing=on cargo ship, the MV "Antalina", was among the ships that left Port Arthur to avoid the hurricane. The ship had a crew of 22 and carried a cargo of petroleum coke. However, on September 12, the ship's engine failed and the ship was adrift convert|90|nmi|km from the shore. The crew first attempted to repair the engine but was unable to do so. The crew requested to be evacuated by the Coast Guard, but the rescue mission was aborted because weather conditions were not within the safety parameters. The crew was forced to ride out the storm, but kept in contact with the Coast Guard. [cite news |first=Gretel C.|last=Kovach |url=http://www.newsweek.com/id/158669 |title=Crew Trapped on Disabled Ship in Ike’s Wake |date=2008-09-12 |accessdate=2008-09-13 |publisher="Newsweek"] [cite news |author=Flood, Mary; Mellon, Ericka |url=http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5997635.html |title=Coast Guard aborts rescue mission of stranded freighter |date=2008-09-12 |accessdate=2008-09-13 |publisher="Houston Chronicle"] The ship successfully rode out the storm and all 22 crew members were uninjured. On September 13, a tugboat was dispatched to return the vessel to port. [cite news |url=http://www.d8externalaffairs.com/go/doc/1769/226082/ |title=Adrift bulk freighter survives hurricane, awaits tow to port |date=2008-09-13 |accessdate=2008-09-13 |publisher=United States Coast Guard]

Louisiana

The storm surge ahead of Ike blew onshore onto the coast of Louisiana well ahead of Ike's predicted landfall in Texas on September 13. Areas in coastal south-central and southwestern Louisiana, some of which were flooded by Gustav, were re-flooded as a result of Ike.cite web|author=Melinda Deslatte, Kevin McGill|publisher=KATC|date=2008-09-12|accessdate=2008-09-12|title=Louisiana coast floods as Ike heads west|url=http://www.katc.com/global/story.asp?s=8999706] Some areas which had not yet recovered from Gustav power outages received additional outages,cite web|publisher=Times-Picayune|date=2008-09-13|accessdate=2008-09-15|title=Ike causes new round of power outages|url=http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-11/122128330153780.xml&coll=1] to the tune of 200,000.cite web|publisher=Epoch Times|date=2008-09-14|accessdate=2008-09-15|title=Major Destruction in Ike Aftermath|url=http://en.epochtimes.com/n2/united-states/hurricane-ike-major-destruction-4221.html] The hardest-hit areas were in and around Cameron Parish, which also sustained catastrophic damage in 2005 from Hurricane Rita and in 1957 from Hurricane Audrey. Nearly every square inch of the coastline in that area was flooded heavily once again, with floodwaters reaching as far north as Lake Charles. Hundreds of people had to be rescuedcite web|author=Associated Press|publisher=KALB-TV|date=2008-09-14|accessdate=2008-09-15|title=Most of Louisiana’s Coast Still Flooded by Ike |url=http://www.cenlamedia.com/alb/index.php/site/article/most-of-louisianas-coast-still-flooded-by-ike/] , including 363 people who were rescued by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Search and Rescue teams in conjunction with the Louisiana National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard. [Search and Rescue Operations Coordinated by LDWF Transport 363 Residents to Safety During Hurricane Ike's Pass Through State, September 16, 2008 http://www.emergency.louisiana.gov/Releases/091608LDWFSARS2.html]

One person was killed in a flooded bayou in Terrebonne Parish,cite web|author=Associated Press|publisher=KPLC|date=2008-09-13|accessdate=2008-09-13|title=Louisiana La. resident drowns in Ike's floodwaters|url=http://www.kplctv.com/global/story.asp?s=9003908] and a wind-related death was reported near Houma.cite web|author=Associated Press|publisher=KATC|date=2008-09-14|accessdate=2008-09-15|title=Louisiana coast floods as Ike heads west|url=http://www.katc.com/global/story.asp?s=9007128] Two other deaths took place in a car crash in the evacuation phase in Iberville Parish,cite web|author=Associated Press|publisher=KATC|date=2008-09-13|accessdate=2008-09-13|title=2 Ike evacuees die in traffic crash|url=http://www.katc.com/global/story.asp?s=9001246] and two other storm related deaths in Jefferson Davis Parish were caused by natural causes. While doing repairs, two energy-company contractors from Oklahoma were electrocuted.cite web|author=Associated Press|publisher=Lexington Herald-Leader|date=2008-09-16|accessdate=2008-09-16|title=Ike-related storm deaths state by state|url=http://www.kentucky.com/471/story/525778.html]

Texas

On the morning of September 13, 2008, the eye of Hurricane Ike approached the Texas coast near Galveston Bay, making landfall at 2:10 a.m. CDT over the east end of Galveston Island.cite web
title=Ike blasts Texas coast, floods homes, cuts power
author=Juan A. Lozano & Chris Duncan, Associated Press Writers
publisher=Yahoo! NEWS | date=2008-09-13 | accessdate=2008-09-13
url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ike
] People in low-lying areas who had not heeded evacuation orders, in single-family one- or two-story homes, were warned by the weather service that they may "face certain death" from the overnight storm surge, [cite web
title=One death as Ike edges toward Category 3 power
author=Mike Ahlers et. al. | publisher=CNN
date=2008-09-12 | accessdate=2008-09-13
url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/12/hurricane.ike.texas/index.html?section=cnn_latest
] a statement that turned out to be true for some who refused to evacuate.Rhor, Monica, [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/6039867.html Islanders who insisted on staying died in Ike] , Houston Chronicle, 2008-10-04, © 2008 The Associated Press, retrieved 2008-10-04]

In regional Texas towns, electrical power began failing before 8 p.m. CDT, [cite web
title=One death as Ike edges toward Category 3 power
author=Mike Ahlers et. al. | publisher=CNN
date=2008-09-12 | accessdate=2008-09-13
url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/12/hurricane.ike.texas/index.html?section=cnn_latest
] leaving millions without power (estimates range from 2.8 millioncite web
title=Hurricane Ike Situation Report # 2
date=2008-09-14 | accessdate=2008-09-19
url=http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/docs/2008_SitRep_2_Ike_091408_12PM-REV.pdf
] to 4.5 million cite web
title=Hurricane Ike Batters Texas, 4.5 Million Lose Power (Update4)
author=Brian K. Sullivan and Tom Korosec | publisher=Bloomberg
date=2008-09-13 | accessdate=2008-09-19
url=http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aK8N3EGythvQ&refer=home
] customers).

In Galveston, by 4 p.m. CDT (2100 UTC) on September 12, the rising storm surge began overtopping the 17-ft (5.2 m) Galveston Seawall, which faces the Gulf of Mexico;cite web
title=One death as Ike edges toward Category 3 power
author=Mike Ahlers et. al. | publisher=CNN
date=2008-09-12 | accessdate=2008-09-13
url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/12/hurricane.ike.texas/index.html?section=cnn_latest
] waves had been crashing along the seawall earlier, from 9 a.m. CDT. [cite web
title=Hurricane Ike: Galveston says 25% ignored evacuation order
author=Mike Carney, Oren Dorell | publisher=USA TODAY
date=2008-09-12 | accessdate=2008-09-12
url=http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/09/hurricane-ike-g.html
] Although Seawall Boulevard is elevated above the shoreline, many areas of town slope down behind the seawall to the lower elevation of Galveston Island.

Even though there were advance evacuation plans, Mary Jo Naschke, spokesperson for the city of Galveston, estimated that (as of Friday morning) a quarter of the city's residents paid no attention to calls for them to evacuate, despite predictions that most of Galveston Island would suffer heavy flooding storm tide.cite web
title=Hurricane Ike: Galveston says 25% ignored evacuation order
author=Mike Carney, Oren Dorell | publisher=USA TODAY
date=2008-09-12 | accessdate=2008-09-12
url=http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/09/hurricane-ike-g.html
] By 6 p.m. Friday night, estimates varied as to how many of the 58,000 residents remained, but the figures of remaining residents were in the thousands.cite web
title=As Waters Rise, Many Decline To Leave Galveston Island
author=Ben Casselman | publisher=The Wall Street Journal
date=2008-09-12 | dateaccessed=2008-09-13
url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122125933796630189.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
] Widespread flooding included downtown Galveston: six ft (2 m) deep inside the Galveston County Courthouse, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was flooded.

In Houston, windows also broke in downtown buildings such as the 75-story JP Morgan Chase Tower, and Reliant Stadium was damaged. Also as a result of the high wind and eye wall that passed directly through the city, power outages were a major problem, as some residents were still without electricity over two weeks after landfall. Some parts of Houston are not expected to have power until November 1. Luckily, since the storm system moved rapidly and did not linger over Houston, flooding wasn't a major problem for most of the city, as it normally is as a result of the geography. Due to the damage to the stadium, the Houston Texans' game with the Baltimore Ravens, originally scheduled for September 14, was pushed back to November 9.cite web
title=Ravens-Texans game rescheduled for Nov.9
author=Chris Duncan | publisher=The Associated Press / Yahoo Sports
date=2008-09-13 | dateaccessed=2008-09-13
url=http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AkFqIyP.nVjYJ1QnWsg4PBk5nYcB?slug=ap-ravens-texans-rescheduled&prov=ap&type=lgns
] Hurricane Ike affected the Houston Astros' late dash for Major League Baseball's playoffs, postponing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday's games against the Chicago Cubs. [cite web
title=Hurricane halts Houston's surge
author=BBC Sport | publisher=BBC
date=2008-09-13 | accessdate=2008-09-13
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/baseball/7613891.stm
] Two of the games were moved to Milwaukee's Miller Park and were played Sunday September 14 and Monday September 15. [cite web
title=Miller Park to host Astros, Cubs
author=Alyson Footer | publisher=Major League Baseball
date=2008-09-13 | accessdate=2008-09-14
url=http://houston.astros.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080913&content_id=3470739&vkey=news_hou&fext=.jsp&c_id=hou
] The final game was tentatively scheduled for Monday September 29 in Houston. The Astros were eliminated from playoff contention on September 26 and the game was officially cancelled as it would not affect post season standings. [cite web
title=Walk-off win can't extend Astros' season
author=Alyson Footer | publisher=Major League Baseball
date=2008-09-27 | accessdate=2008-09-27
url=http://houston.astros.mlb.com/news/gameday_recap.jsp?ymd=20080926&content_id=3553793&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=hou
] As of September 24, parts of Houston are still without power, 12 days after the storm.

On Bolivar Peninsula, Texas dozens of people were rescued as flood waters exceeded 12 feet (3.7 m) above sea level in advance of the hurricane. The peninsula bore the brunt of Ike's right-front quadrant, historically the worst part of a hurricane, and experienced catastrophic damage with the worst being between Rollover Pass and Gilchrist, Texas - west of High Island. [http://www.khou.com/news/local/galveston/stories/khou080914_tj_crystal_beach_bolivar_damage_ike.7a0a4be9.html Crystal Beach looks like 'someone set a bomb off'] GALVESTON COUNTY06:06 AM CDT on Monday, September 15, 2008 KHOU.com] Media estimates of lost homes exceed 80% and could top 95%. [ [http://www.khou.com/video/index.html video of damage on Bolivar Peninsula] KHOU.com] A large number of people who did not evacuate in advance of the storm remain unaccounted for.

NASA's Johnson Space Center suffered minor roof damage to Mission Control and minor cosmetic damage to some of its other buildings. NASA's operations at Ellington Field also sustained roof and awning damage. [cite web
title=Minor damage at NASA's Johnson Space Center
author=KHOU.com staff report | publisher=KHOU-TV
date=2008-09-13 | accessdate=2008-09-13
url=http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou080913_tj_johnson_space_NASA_ike-damage.72c324fd.html
]

As a historical comparison, on September 8, 1900 the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 landed along a path similar to Ike's, bringing with it a storm surge that inundated most of Galveston Island, then Texas' largest city and a major U.S. port. As a result, much of the city was destroyed and at least 6,000 people were killed in a few hours. Engineers subsequently increased the average elevation of the island by Convert|4|ft|0 and constructed a Convert|17|ft|0|adj=on seawall to block incoming waves.

Farther inland

On September 14, after becoming extratropical and enhanced by an upper level shortwave trough, a major wind event took place across the lower and middle Ohio Valley, and significant rainfall and flooding took place to the west. Several areas in Illinois and Indiana, already flooded by the frontal boundary to the north, saw significant additional rainfall.cite web
title=Hurricane remnants blamed for 3 deaths in Midwest
author=Associated Press | publisher=Kansas City Star
date=2008-09-14 | accessdate=2008-09-14
url=http://www.kansascity.com/440/story/796582.html
] Due to flooding in Chicago, Todd Stroger declared a state of emergency for Cook County. Hurricane-force wind gusts were reported to the east of the center across parts of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania with significant wind damage including structural damage to buildings and trees. The Louisville area declared a state of emergency due to major damage, and the Louisville International Airport was closed temporarily. A LG&E spokesperson said that this was the worst power outage in 30 years.cite web
title="A significant amount of time" to restore power, LG&E says
author=News Staff| publisher=Courier-Journal
date=2008-09-14 | accessdate=2008-09-14
url=http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080914/NEWS01/80914005
] Later in the day, a statewide state of emergency was declared in Kentucky by Governor Steve Beshear.cite web
title=Beshear Issues State Of Emergency For Ky.
author=Jessica Noll | publisher=WCPO
date=2008-09-14 | accessdate=2008-09-14
url=http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=be924f43-726c-4947-bf51-1aa6fcf4a271
] Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport was also temporarily shut down, and the control tower was evacuated. In Cincinnati, numerous reports of roof damage were called in to law enforcement, and on September 15, most of the schools in Hamilton County and Butler County had classes cancelled because of power outages. Wind gusts of convert|75|mph|abbrev=on were recorded at Columbus, which is equivalent to sustained wind levels found in a Category 1 hurricane. [http://www.erh.noaa.gov/iln/sept14wind.html] Additionally, a state of emergency was declared in Ohio on Monday. [http://www.governor.ohio.gov/News/PressReleases/2008/September2008/News91508/tabid/831/Default.aspx] Also in Salem, Indiana, wind gusts up to convert|81|mph|abbrev=on were recorded. In Indiana, high winds caused more than 200,000 customers to be without power throughout the state. Wind gusts of convert|63|mph were recorded at Indianapolis International Airport

In Arkansas, about 200,000 customers lost power as a result of the winds, the worst power loss in that state since an ice storm in 2000.cite web
title=5:34 p.m. Update - Power Outages Reported Statewide
author=Betsey Martin | publisher=KARK
date=2008-09-14 | accessdate=2008-09-14
url=http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fulltext/news/?cid=112391
] In the Louisville area, over 300,000 customers were without power - the worst power outage in the utility's history. The Cincinnati metropolitan area was very hard hit, with over 927,000 customers losing power in that region.cite web
title=Duke Current Power Outages - Ohio
author=Duke Power
date=2008-09-15 | accessdate=2008-09-15
url=http://www.duke-energy.com/ohio/outages/current.asp
] A Duke Energy spokesperson said “We have never seen anything like this. Never. We’re talking about 90 percent of our customers without power." There were so many power outages and so few workers available Duke Energy was thinking of sending workers from their base in Charlotte, North Carolina. cite web
title=High winds knock out power
author=Amber Ellis and Scott Wartman | publisher=Cincinnati Enquirer
date=2008-09-14 | accessdate=2008-09-15
url=http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080914/NEWS01/80914002&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL
] In the Dayton, Ohio area 300,000 of 515,000 Dayton Power & Light Co. customers lost power at some point following severe wind storms on the afternoon of Sept. 14, according to a company spokesperson. As of Thursday morning, Sept. 18, 90,000 DP&L customers remained without power. cite web
author=Staff Reports
title=More DP&L customers get power; about 90,000 still in dark
publisher=Dayton Daily News
date=2008-09-18
url=http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/09/18/ddn091808powerweb.html
] Also hard hit were central Ohio (with over 350,000 customers losing power) and northeastern Ohio (with over 310,000 customers losing power),cite web
title=1 dead from Ike when tree falls on mobile home
author=Associated Press | publisher=Greeley Tribune
date=2008-09-14 | accessdate=2008-09-15
url=http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20080914/NEWS01/809149989/-1/rss03
] as well as Illinois (49,000),cite web
title=Thousands Still Without Power in Illinois
author=Associated Press | publisher=WTHI
date=2008-09-15 | accessdate=2008-09-15
url=http://www.wthitv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9009105&nav=menu593_2
] Missouri (85,000),cite web
title=Remnants of Ike Leave Thousands Without Power in Missouri
author=Staff Writer | publisher=St. Louis American
date=2008-09-14 | accessdate=2008-09-15
url=http://www.stlamerican.com/articles/2008/09/14/news/local_news/localnews0000001.txt
] and western Pennsylvania (with over 180,000 customers losing power).cite web
title=Ike's Strong Winds, Power Outages Plague Pittsburgh Area
author=News Staff | publisher=WTAE
date=2008-09-14 | accessdate=2008-09-15
url=http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/weather/17471084/detail.html?rss=pit&psp=news
] In western Kentucky, outside crews had to be brought in from as far away as Mississippi to restore power.cite web
title=Thousands still without power; winds blamed for Kentucky boy's death
author=Staff Report | publisher=Evansville Courier & Press
date=2008-09-15 | accessdate=2008-09-15
url=http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/sep/15/thousands-still-without-power-winds-blamed-kentuck/?partner=yahoo_headlines
] In Indiana, about 350,000 customers lost power statewide, mostly in the southern part.cite web
title=Power Trouble Lingers After Ike Strikes Indiana
author=Staff Report | publisher=WRTV
date=2008-09-15 | accessdate=2008-09-15
url=http://www.theindychannel.com/news/17474796/detail.html?rss=ind&psp=news
] In New York State, over 100,000 customers were reported without power.cite web
title=Heavy winds lead to power outages
publisher=WCAX
date=2008-09-15 | accessdate=2008-09-15
url=http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=9008177&nav=menu183_2
] In total, 23 deaths have been blamed on Ike in the inland states.cite web
title=Ike's Death Toll Rises to 39
publisher=KRIV
date=2008-09-15 | accessdate=2008-09-16
url=http://www.myfoxhouston.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7439212&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1
]

Canada

In Ontario, Ike's remnants brought a record amount of rain on Sunday, September 14, in the Windsor region. It was closely following a slow-moving frontal system that had drenched the city the day before, dumping convert|75.2|mm|in|2|abbr=on of rain and braking the old record of convert|39.1|mm|in|2|abbr=on in 1979, according to Environment Canada. Most damage in the Windsor area with Ike was confined to downed power lines and toppled tree branches with the wind gusts reaching convert|80|km/h|mph|2|abbr=on, with spotty street flooding that made driving completely treacherous in some areas.cite web
title=Windsor storm topples trees
author= Canwest Media
publisher= Windsor Star
date=2008-09-15
accessdate=2008-09-14
url=http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=5c5dbc7d-94bb-4431-a2da-a8b4ccbb34be
] Highways were washed out in the Bruce Peninsula, and trees were uprooted in London, Ontario. The storm continued to cause wind and rain damage as it continues east along the St. Lawrence River leaving around 25,000 customers without electricity, especially in Belleville, Brockville, Bancroft, Peterborough, Bowmanville, Huntsville and Timmins.cite web
title=Ike's fury keeps 25,000 Ontarians in the dark
author= Canwest Media
publisher= Ottawa Citizen
date=2008-09-15
accessdate=2008-10-04
url=http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=c1569c36-5441-4833-a2c2-1925e4c04d14
]

In Quebec province, regions to the north of the Saint Lawrence River received convert|50|mm|in|2|abbr=on to convert|70|mm|in|2|abbr=on of rainfall (Hautes-Laurentides, Haute-Mauricie, Réserve faunique des Laurentides, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Charlevoix and Côte-Nord). Maximum rainfall was recorded between Lac-St-Jean and the Réserve faunique des Laurentides with a station recording more than convert|90|mm|in|2|abbr=on of raincite web
url=http://www.criacc.qc.ca/climat/suivi/Evenements/Depression_tropicale_Ike_14_15_sept_2008_e.html
title=Remnants of Tropical Storm "Ike" - September 14-15, 2008
date=September 25, 2008
author= CRIACC and Environment Canada
publisher= Centre des Ressources en Impacts et Adaptations au Climat et à ses Chamgements (CRIACC)
accessdate=2008-10-04
] Along the river, the amount were more in the convert|10|mm|in|2|abbr=on and convert|30|mm|in|2|abbr=on range, except in Quebec City area which received almost convert|50|mm|in|2|abbr=on , most of it between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This rain caused small inundations, storm drain overflows, and closed one major highway closed.frcite web
url=http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/Quebec/2008/09/15/001-ouragan_Ike_voitures_n.shtml
title=Fortes pluies sur Québec
date=September 15, 2008
author= Staff Journalist
publisher= Radio-Canada (Quebec City)
accessdate=2008-10-04
] In Montreal, high humidity levels pushed by the system caused electrical malfunction one of the lines of the subway, stranding commuters. frcite web
url=http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/Montreal/2008/09/15/001-metro-montreal_n.shtml
title=Les restes d'Ike touchent le pays
date=September 15, 2008
author= Staff Journalis t
publisher= Radio-Canada
accessdate=2008-10-04
] High winds up to convert|78|km/h|mph|2|abbr=on caused, at their worst, over 25,000 households to lose electricity in Montreal, Laval, Estrie and Montérégie and when it reached the Magdalen Islands, it had enough strength to cause a sail boat, the "Océan", to sink. Its six passengers were rescued by a helicopter of the Canadian Coast Guard. frcite web
url=http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/est-quebec/2008/09/16/003-lablanc-georges-naufrage.asp
title=L'Océan coule à pic
date=September 16, 2008
author= Staff Journalist
publisher= Radio-Canada (Est du Quebec)
accessdate=2008-10-04
]

The "Ike Spike" in gasoline prices was quite severe in Canada, with gas prices rising anywhere from 15 to 20 cents per liter. [cite web|url=http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=d6ba4b31-bc2f-4d98-84b0-cd382b4ccd19|title=Gas prices skyrocket again as Ike touches down|date=September 13, 2008|publisher=Canwest News Service|accessdate=2008-09-28] [cite web|url=http://edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2008/09/12/6747211.html|title=Gas prices soar as hurricane Ike shuts down refineries|date=September 12, 2008|publisher=The Edmonton Sun|accessdate=2008-09-28]

Aftermath

Environmental toll

Hurricane Ike's winds and giant waves caused by Ike's low pressure destroyed oil platforms, tossed storage tanks and punctured pipelines. The environmental damage is massive. As at least a half million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico and the marshes, bayous and bays of Louisiana and Texas. During the days both before and after the storm, companies and residents reported around 448 releases of Gas, Oil and other substances into the environment in Louisiana and Texas. The hardest hit places were industrial centers near Houston and Port Arthur, Texas, as well as oil production facilities off Louisiana's coast.

The Coast Guard, with the Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies, has responded to more than 3,000 pollution reports associated with the storm and its surge along the upper Texas coast. Most callers complain about abandoned propane tanks, paint cans and other hazardous materials containers turning up in marshes, backyards and other places. [ [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081005/ap_on_go_ot/hurricane_environment Ike enviromental toll] ]

ee also

*Atlantic hurricane season storm names
*2008 Atlantic hurricane season
*Hurricane proof house
*List of costliest Atlantic hurricanes
*List of Texas hurricanes (1980–present)
*List of tropical cyclones

References

External links

* [http://www.wfaa.com/weather/hurricane/ Tracking Ike - live news about Ike]
*The NHC's [http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/IKE.shtml? archive on Hurricane Ike]
* [http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/ike/index.html USGS Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms - Hurricane Ike]
* [http://www.webcamplaza.net/cams/hurricane1.html Webcamplaza.net hurricane 2008]
* [http://houstonhidefromthewind.org/ Forecasted Maximum Sustained Wind Data for the City of Houston by Zip Code]
* [http://houstonike.wikidot.com/start Apartment status in Houston for evacuee decision making]
* [http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/the_short_but_eventful_life_of.html The Big Picture (Boston) - Showing the awe-striking pictures of Hurricane Ike]
* [http://www.IKEHELPCENTER.ORG/ Non-Profit Help Center for people effected by Hurricane IKE]
* [http://www.galveston.com/hurricaneike/ Official Galveston tourism website offers slideshows, news, video, and forums regarding Hurricane Ike]
* [http://www.houstonpress.com/2008-09-18/news/ike-you-bastard/ Ike, You Bastard] - "Houston Press"
* [http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/02/ike.price.gouging/index.html?iref=werecommend Texas attorney general accuses hotel, motel of Ike price gouging]


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