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Hurricane Ike Blows in New Approaches to Social Tech

Hurricane Ike Blows in New Approaches to Social Tech
By Kurt Cagle
September 14, 2008

One hundred and eight years after a storm that wiped Galveston off the map, Hurricane Ike made landfall over Galveston and Houston to the northwest. While the winds were not as strong, the eye of the storm had pressures more closely associated with a Class 4 hurricane than a strong Class 2. The island was hit with a storm surge of roughly 13 feet, enough to smash houses, cover roads with debris (including large boats) and leave the downtown area under up to as much as seven feet of water at one point.


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