Expert: Ike damage could have been much worse By RICK COUSINS Jun 3, 2013 11 × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Report Cancel Report Abuse × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (11) comments Back to story Robert Buckner Jun 3, 2013 6:41am I agree with Bill Read. Another foot or two of surge would have toppled the levee around Texas City and LaMarque increasing damages and possibly the loss of life. Report Add Reply Mark Johnson Jun 3, 2013 8:09am Another fear mongering headline. Of course Ike could have been much worse. If it hit at high tide it could have been much worse. If it had been a catagory 4 or 5 it could have been much worse. If it had spawned more tornados it could have been much worse. If it had hit on Labor Day weekend it could have been much worse.every damaging weather phenomenon or natural disaster, could be much worse if, if, if,..... Report Add Reply Sandra Stern Jun 3, 2013 9:37am Another reason to support the return of LOCAL radio! Report Add Reply Kathy Maddox Jun 3, 2013 9:59am I've got news for you. Flood insurance from a hurricane is pretty much WORTHLESS! Report Add Reply Steve Fouga Jun 3, 2013 10:23am Why? Report Add Reply Mike Leahy Jun 3, 2013 12:51pm Is this story just a test to see who is awake?Suggest the latest would-be expert, parlaying time served at the Hurricane Center into a lucrative TV career on "Forecasting with the Stars", check and see where landfall was in Alicia.Good to know that the Gulf Freeway, just on the Mainland side of the causeway, is not a "low lying" area. I guess all those boats that piled up there in both Alicia and Ike were dropped there by helicopters?Flood insurance? The only ones who can reliably say they have that are national FEMA camp followers like CDM Smith. And maybe celebrity forecasters... Report Add Reply Kathy Maddox Jun 3, 2013 7:01pm Flood insurance just paid $300 to have the garage cleaned out in Jamaica Beach. It was storm surge (salt)water). Worthless! Report Add Reply Joel Martin Jun 4, 2013 6:13am My flood paid 100% after Ike. They don't pay for anything on the ground so consider your 300$ a gift. Report Add Reply Mark Johnson Jun 4, 2013 10:24am They don't pay for anything on the ground? I've never seen a flood that wasn't on the ground. What is the purpose of it if it doesn't cover flooring, furniture, walls, etc, that are on the ground or in contact with the ground? Report Add Reply Kevin Lang Jun 4, 2013 11:58am I think this might refer to flood-prone structures where the home is built on stilts. In those cases, only the structure is ensured below the main living space. Nothing stored beneath the home is. In other words, if your home is on stilts, don't store anything of value that can't handle getting and staying soaked below the deck. Report Add Reply Gary Miller Jun 4, 2013 3:48pm This 28 year retiree evacuates a day early. If IKE had caused more damage on my property I might have needed to replace more than my mail box. TC didn,t flood during IKE. A few overage roofs were damaged by wind. A few ceder fences blown over. Report Add Reply Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion.