Accession Number:

ADA508843

Title:

Hurricane Ike Along the Upper Texas Coast: An Introduction

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This paper serves as an introduction for a group of papers documenting the severe coastal damage caused by Hurricane Ike that struck the Texas coast and southwest Louisiana coast in mid-September 2008. Background is first given to orient readers to the coastal area. The unusually long storm surge accompanying the hurricane is examined and its consequences for evacuation and property damage noted. Selected observations of damage to structures on west Galveston Island are then presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE