Living here for 22 years, I have been through hurricanes and tropical storms. As far as damage, Ike took the cake.

We were not allowed back on the island for two weeks. Then we were restricted to certain times. In Jamaica Beach, you could not spend the night. There was no power, water or sewer service. It was bad, but Nicholas was more of an inconvenience.

Capt. David Dillman is a columnist for The Daily News. Report your catch to reel.report@galvnews.com or call 409-683-5273.

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