Leaving a trail of Death and Destruction
Hurricane Ike affected many people, and left many stranded, hopeless, and even homeless. It was a hard time for the citizens. Ike hit Texas, Mississippi, Florida Keys, Cuba, and Louisiana. 195 were killed. To restore the damaged and to help the helpless, over $29 billion dollars were spent.
People should be aware of how terrible hurricanes affect citizens. People are forced out of their houses. They have to leave their belongings behind. They have to put their own lives as their number one priority. Some don't know if they will ever have their home back, they may not know if they will survive the horrific event, they may not know if they will ever see their loved ones again.
This neighborhood is beginning to flood as waters rise in areas throughout the city as Hurricane Ike approaches the east coast of Texas.
The government sets up big tents like these to house people affected by Hurricane Ike.
Many people lost almost, if not all, of their personal belongings and property. This left them hopeless.