We heard a lot about Hurricane Harvey, but Sept. 13, the anniversary of Hurricane Ike, came and went without much fanfare.

I still remember how the water felt as I slogged down 16th Street heading into the biting wind. How the grit had gotten in my water shoes and how saturated my skin felt after several hours in and out of the water.

Peter Davis is chief of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol. The views in this column are his and do not necessarily represent those of the Beach Patrol, Galveston Park Board of Trustees or any other entity.

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