• From Staff Reports
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While June 1 brings another hurricane season, Galveston County still carries scars left by the storms of the past. Some — shrunken coastlines, empty spaces where beach houses once stood — are plainly visible, even years later. Others are visions only in the memories of those who made it thro…

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The 1900 Storm and Hurricane Ike in 2008 both formed hundreds of miles away near the Cape Verde islands of West Africa. Traveling more than 4,000 miles, the storms gathered momentum before pounding the Texas coast.

  • By Stan Blazyk | Correspondent
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We have all seen them. A heavy rain event looms, and weather forecasters discuss how much precipitation is anticipated by various forecast models. A hurricane is approaching the Gulf of Mexico, and there is talk of where various models suggest the storm may head.

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For many residents, memories of the destruction during Hurricane Ike in 2008 remain. But sociologists estimate people only remember the worst effects of a hurricane for about seven years, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s a list of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.…

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  • By Stan Blazyk Correspondent
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A few years before Hurricane Ike brought its devastating surge, I was talking to a sales clerk on The Strand. The young man, who had recently moved to the island, stated that he could hardly wait to experience a hurricane.

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Staying connected on the road means having to charge phone and laptop computer batteries, and one simple device can keep you in the loop.

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If you’re going to stay for a hurricane, you’ll need to be prepared for weeks of sweltering humidity without electricity, so having a reliable generator can help you stay cool, calm and connected.

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Sometime about Sept. 14, 2008, a lot of people who’d stayed for Hurricane Ike made a depressing discovery: All the emergency water they’d run into their bathtubs had leaked out.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, even people in Jeeps with snorkel kits attached were driving around on four weak links — the tires.

 

  • By Chacour Koop
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As time passes since Hurricane Ike pummeled Galveston County in 2008, emergency response officials worry longtime residents are becoming complacent and an influx of newcomers may not be prepared for the upcoming storm season.

  • By Erin Heffernan
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A hurricane can be traumatic for anyone, but two particularly susceptible groups encountering trouble with evacuations and recovery are the youngest and oldest residents.

  • By John Wayne Ferguson
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Part of the challenge that emergency officials face after a storm is deciding when to allow residents who have evacuated to come back.

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  • By JOHN WAYNE FERGUSON
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GALVESTON — Charlie Kelly was in Galveston during Hurricane Ike. But now, almost six years after the storm made landfall and devastated much of the island, he knows that he’s part of a shrinking group. 

  • By RICK COUSINS
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LEAGUE CITY — An angry red storm dominated the many HD monitors Wednesday at Galveston County’s Emergency Operations Center, just west of Wal-Mart, on FM 646 in League City.

  • By RICK COUSINS
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STAFFORD — The first recorded hurricane warning in history was ignored at great cost. This historical incident established a pattern — one that persists to this day, former National Hurricane Center chief Bill Read said.

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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Take it from people who’ve been through hurricane season: The single most important thing you can do is to get your family together and make a plan.

  • By T.J. AULDS
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While not every scenario that could come with another major hurricane striking Galveston County can be drilled, having the infrastructure and communications plan in place are key to be prepared for whatever comes this way.

  • By LEW FINCHER
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Ask yourself seriously: Are you really prepared right now, this minute, if a tropical cyclone formed about 300 miles off our Texas Coast and was forecast to make landfall here in Galveston County within 30 hours or so? 

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Structural upgrades to older homes can protect against hurricane destruction and prevent the most common types of windstorm damage, experts say.