Hurricane Ike was one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Texas. Thousands of beachfront homes were literally wiped off the map. This hour-long documentary details the hurricane's destruction and what it has done to Galveston and its surrounding communities. Some homes withstood the massive storm's surge, while others disappeared. Was it luck or was it higher elevated and stronger built homes? The entire rebuilding effort is examined by city, county and state officials who describe what it will take for the area to recover. 09. 13.08 should be mandatory viewing for anyone living or thinking of living along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Length: 56 minutes