Photo gallery: Ike's destructive path

Photo gallery: Ike's destructive path
Photos from around the region after Hurricane Ike devastated parts of the Gulf Coast.

 

Eric Stephenson walks through the muddy ground back to his fathers house followed by his girlfriend Robin Dixon and her two dogs, Peepers and Susie near Oak Island, Texas on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. The couple rode out Hurricane Ike on Little Walt, Eric's 40-foot, steel hull oyster boat tethered to four pilings in the Double Bayou. The storm surge lifted the boat and his uncle Dennis Stephenson's that was tied to it, about 15 feet high. "We were as high as the tree tops when I woke up but the boat never even rocked," he said. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Guy Reynolds)

 

A large boat lies on the destroyed roof of covered docks at the PayCo Marina in Galveston, Texas on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, three days after the area was ravaged when Hurricane Ike came ashore on the Texas coastal island. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J. McCarthy)

 

 

A pistachio dispenser and small shrimp boat stand Monday Sept. 15, 2008 where the PayCo Marina office once stood after the marina was ravaged by Hurricane Ike as it barreled across Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J. McCarthy)

 

A man picks up a kayak from the debris on a barrier island near the Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 in the wake of Hurricane Ike. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Nick de la Torre)

 

With the power out from Hurricane Ike, the frozen food that melted at a store is thrown out in a pile in front of the Market Basket grocery store in Winnie, Texas Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, James Nielsen)

 

Market Basket employee Justin Jolley disposes of frozen and cold food items, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, in Winnie, Texas. The products were ruined when power was lost at the supermarket following the landfall of Hurricane Ike.

 

Ashli Pingry, 19, returned to her home on Oak Island, Texas, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, to survey the damage from Hurricane Ike. A ladder serves as makeshift stairs and the board protects the top level. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle/Sharon Steinmann)

 

Houston residents walk toward their vehicles after receiving essential supplies such as water, ice, and MRE boxes at the FEMA distribution hub in Houston, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)

 

 

A line forms outside of a supermarket in Pearland, which opened its doors Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, one day after Hurricane Ike made landfall and affected the Houston metro area. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J. McCarthy)

 

 

Texas Task Force One members Jeff Novak, left, and Mark Smith, right, members of the Fort Worth Fire Department, check vitals on John Settlocker Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 in Galveston, Texas. Mr. Settlocker and his wife, Judy, rode out Hurricane Ike in the Island Bay Resort. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J. McCarthy)

 

An unidentified woman receives treatment while waiting in line to receive essential supplies such as water, ice, and Meals Ready-to-Eat at the FEMA distribution hub in Houston, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)

 

Isis Flowers, 3, left, and her sister Colbrina Flowers, 5, cling to their grandfather Tony Franklin's legs as they wait in line at Ball High School in Galveston bound for a shelter in San Antonio, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Jennifer Reynolds)

 

Destroyed vehicles rest on railroad tracks near Pier 21 in Galveston during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Kevin M. Cox)

 

Tom E. Simpson, left, who lost everything when her Galveston home was destroyed by Hurricane Ike, holds her great-grandson, Legend Cooper, 2, while waiting for family members to return at the Port San Antonio hurricane shelter in San Antonio, Monday Sept. 15, 2008.

 

Children are shown in a designated play area in the convention center where evacuees from Hurricane Ike are sheltered Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, in Austin, Texas.

 

 

Martha Sparks, right, weeps as she is hugged by Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the convention center where refugees from Hurricane Ike are sheltered Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, in Austin, Texas. Sparks, 30, is from Galveston. Sparks' father, Boyce Glenn, is on the left.

 

In this photo provided by Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept., cowboys herd loose cattle up Texas 124 from ranches flooded by Hurricane Ike in the Bolivar Peninsula, Texas area on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.

 

In this photo provided by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept, eighty-four-year-old Angeline Tompkins, left, and Donna Ginther are escorted off Crystal Beach, Texas, by Texas state game wardens on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.

 

Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, Texas, is blocked by debris during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike Monday Sept. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Kevin M. Cox)

 

 

A home is left standing among debris from Hurricane Ike Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Gilchrist, Texas.

 

A washed out bridge is shown after Hurricane Ike hit in this aerial view Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Gilchrist, Texas. 

 

 

Debris from Hurricane Ike is shown in this aerial view Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Gilchrist, Texas.

 

A boat sits among some trees by a house surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Ike Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Bridge City, Texas.

 

In this photo released by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the Kontominas family recovers belongings at their home in Oak Island, Texas on the shore of Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

The first floor of a house is covered in marsh grass after Hurricane Ike in Bridge City, Tx., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

Thousands of fish are seen on the shoulder of a road as flood waters caused by Hurricane Ike recede, in Orange, Texas, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.

 

 

Nate Pacine, left, and his brother, Paul, carry food out of Nate Pacine's restaurant across washed up debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, in Galveston, Texas.

 

A building damaged by Hurricane Ike is shown in aerial view Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 near Winnie, Texas.

 

Terry Panchot, left, helps Charles Cormier up onto the front porch of their home after the steps were washed away in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Galveston, Texas. Panchot and Cormier's home took on nearly six feet of water, destroying everything in the lower floor of the home. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

 

In this photo released by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Dianne Hart recovers remnants of her grandmother's china at her destroyed home in Oak Island, Texas near Anahuac, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

An overturned car sits in floodwaters from Hurricane Ike Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Gilchrist, Texas.



Containers are scattered near the road after after Hurricane Ike Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 near Winnie, Texas.

 

Floodwaters from Hurricane Ike surround homes Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Bridge City, Texas.

 

A horse stands next to a home surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Ike Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 near Winnie, Texas.

 

 

With his arm in a sling from falling down during hurricane Ike, Adrian Hardy stands in line to board a bus to leave the island of Galveston, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. Hardy, originally from Slidel, La., but moved to Galveston after hurricane Katrina hit that area. Hardy and his wife were separated during hurricane Ike and he has yet to find her.

 

Boats and debris from hurricane Ike litter I-45 leading onto the island of Galveston, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

Law enforcement officials help the elderly board as but to leave the island of Galveston, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

People wait in line for the pumps to be fixed at a gas station Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Houston.

 

Leonel Gomez fills his gas can after waiting in line for one and one-half hours in Houston, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

Floodwaters from Hurricane Ike cover a cemetery Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Orange, Texas.

 

Dozens of caskets that surfaced from grave sites sit along a fence line at the Hollywood Community Cemetary, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, in Orange, Texas.

 

Houses in Myrtkle Grove in Plaquemines Parish in south Louisiana stand in floodwaters from Ike's storm surge Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Lafitte, La.

 

People line up outside of a liquor store that was allowing in limited customers in Houston, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. Most businesses in the Houston area have been closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike because of power outages caused by the storm.

 

Melissa Flores carries her four-month old daught Lynay Flores as people line up to board buses to leave Galveston, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

Kay Townsend carries her jewelry across the flooded road after getting it from her home that was flooded after Hurricane Ike in Orange, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

Loren Lopez, 15 , bikes under an uprooted pine tree after Hurricane Ike went through a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

 

Gary Simmons walks among the rubble of Murdock's Pier and Hooters left by Hurricane Ike along Seawall Blvd. in Galveston, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.

 

A woman and boy get a close look at flooded vehicle after Hurricane Ike swept through Houston, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

 

Search and rescue workers drive down a flooded road as they search the Sabine Pass area of Port Arthur, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 following Hurricane Ike.

 

A rescue boat passes by cars that were swept together after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Galveston, Texas.

 

A Port Arthur Police SWAT search and rescue team heads into the flooded areas of Sabine Pass, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, looking to help victims of Hurricane Ike.

 

Search and rescue workers go through a decontamination process after a day of searching the Sabine Pass area of Port Author, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 following Hurricane Ike.  

 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, Richard Davis stares up a flooded north bound lane of Hwy 23 towards Celeste, La., trying to figure out how to get to his home flooded by Hurricane Ike storm surge, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

 

Storm surge from Hurricane Ike inundates a high school football field in the town of Delcambre, La. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.

 

People look on as vehicles drive through roads flooded after Hurricane Ike, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Houston, Texas.

 

Leslie Sundell floats her dog on a life raft as she walks in The Strand district in Galveston, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. ( AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

 

Damage is seen after the passing of Hurricane Ike, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Houston. The storm roared ashore hours before daybreak with 110 mph winds and towering waves, smashing houses, flooding thousands of homes, blowing out windows in Houston's skyscrapers, and cutting off power to more than 3 million people, perhaps for weeks.

 

 

Workers look out the shattered windows of the JP Morgan Chase Tower n downtown Houston, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

 

Damage after the passing of Hurricane Ike is seen Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Crystal Beach, Texas. The storm roared ashore hours before daybreak with 110 mph winds and towering waves, smashing houses, flooding thousands of homes, blowing out windows in Houston's skyscrapers, and cutting off power to more than 3 million people, perhaps for weeks.

 

 Damage to the retractable roof of Reliant Stadium is seen after the passing of Hurricane Ike, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Houston.

 

Silvester Tapia uses a crow bar to raise a manhole and alleviate flooding in the Houston Heights neighborhood Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 as the nearby White Oak Bayou floods due to heavy rains in Houston. Two days after Hurricane Ike made landfall and inundated the area, flash flooding continued in low-lying areas following a storm front that passed through the area in the morning hours.

 

Thomas Sago, right, and Jeramy Rock remove debris and retrieve products Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, from the rubble of the Elder Pipe and Supply Co. in Owensboro, Ky., after the remnants of Hurricane Ike tore the roof off the building Sunday morning.

 

Laborer David Mills walks across a fallen carport on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 in Owensboro, Ky. The carport toppled after a large tree limb landed on the structure during the high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ike on Sunday.

 

Jeff Sullivan watches as Doug Lawson takes a turn using the chain saw to cut up a fallen tree in Sullivan's yard on Harvard St. in the Heights area of Houston Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. Hundreds of Heights residents were busy all day clearing debris from the streets and cutting trees that were whacked by Hurricane Ike the day before. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Guy Reynolds)