09.13.08 Hurricane Ike

Program: 09.13.08 Hurricane Ike
Date:  Thursday, April 23
Time: 8 p.m.

KLRU features an hour-long documentary on Hurricane Ike, one of this country’s most destructive storms. 09.13.08, Hurricane Ike begins with the storm’s formation.  The program features more than two dozen city, county and state officials as well as home and business owners, engineers and meteorologists who examined the destruction and question what it will take to recover.

Hurricane Ike struck Galveston in the early hours of Saturday, September 13, 2008.  The  storm had winds gusting to 110 miles per hour, but it produced a storm surge that sent 15 to 20 foot waves over areas in Galveston and Chambers Counties.  The result was total devastation for  thousands of home and business owners. This documentary shows the magnitude of the storm and how a city and its coastal communities have tried to rebuild their homes and lives.