Friday, January 30, 2009
I returned there in November, mainly to see my dear friends Vandy and Sue and to see what devastation and loss they had suffered and what it was going to take to bring their lives back to what they were before - OMG, I was shocked and devastated at what I saw. No, everything looks wonderful in this shot looking out to the horizon
It has now been 3 1/2 months since Hurricane Ike hit - Sept 13th and they have yet to be able to start rebuilding their home! The insurance company hasn't settled, the permits haven't been issued and it goes on and on - a duplicate of the fiasco of New Orleans.
The house in the photo above will have to be torn down as will hundreds of homes since the tide line has moved inland about 100 to 500 ft. (I'm not sure if that is an accurate number). Let me put it this way - four rows of houses are gone on the west end of Galveston due to erosion and the storm surge, not to mention the next row or two that will be mowed down because of state law.