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Expert: Ike damage could have been much worse - The Galveston County Daily News : Storm Season

October 20, 2014

Expert: Ike damage could have been much worse

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11 comments:

  • IHOG posted at 3:48 pm on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    This 28 year retiree evacuates a day early. If IKE had caused more damage on my property I might have needed to replace more than my mail box. TC didn,t flood during IKE. A few overage roofs were damaged by wind. A few ceder fences blown over.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 11:58 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 2996

    I think this might refer to flood-prone structures where the home is built on stilts. In those cases, only the structure is ensured below the main living space. Nothing stored beneath the home is. In other words, if your home is on stilts, don't store anything of value that can't handle getting and staying soaked below the deck.

     
  • OnTheMark posted at 10:24 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    OnTheMark Posts: 34

    They don't pay for anything on the ground? I've never seen a flood that wasn't on the ground. What is the purpose of it if it doesn't cover flooring, furniture, walls, etc, that are on the ground or in contact with the ground?

     
  • hoss posted at 6:13 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    hoss Posts: 45

    My flood paid 100% after Ike. They don't pay for anything on the ground so consider your 300$ a gift.

     
  • cocodrie2013 posted at 7:01 pm on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    cocodrie2013 Posts: 120

    Flood insurance just paid $300 to have the garage cleaned out in Jamaica Beach. It was storm surge (salt)water). Worthless!

     
  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 12:51 pm on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 535

    Is this story just a test to see who is awake?

    Suggest the latest would-be expert, parlaying time served at the Hurricane Center into a lucrative TV career on "Forecasting with the Stars", check and see where landfall was in Alicia.

    Good to know that the Gulf Freeway, just on the Mainland side of the causeway, is not a "low lying" area. I guess all those boats that piled up there in both Alicia and Ike were dropped there by helicopters?

    Flood insurance? The only ones who can reliably say they have that are national FEMA camp followers like CDM Smith. And maybe celebrity forecasters...

     
  • Jake Buckner posted at 10:23 am on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1674

    Why?

     
  • cocodrie2013 posted at 9:59 am on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    cocodrie2013 Posts: 120

    I've got news for you. Flood insurance from a hurricane is pretty much WORTHLESS!

     
  • spstern posted at 9:37 am on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    spstern Posts: 1

    Another reason to support the return of LOCAL radio!

     
  • OnTheMark posted at 8:09 am on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    OnTheMark Posts: 34

    Another fear mongering headline. Of course Ike could have been much worse. If it hit at high tide it could have been much worse. If it had been a catagory 4 or 5 it could have been much worse. If it had spawned more tornados it could have been much worse. If it had hit on Labor Day weekend it could have been much worse.
    every damaging weather phenomenon or natural disaster, could be much worse if, if, if,.....

     
  • Robert Buckner posted at 6:41 am on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    Robert Buckner Posts: 731

    I agree with Bill Read. Another foot or two of surge would have toppled the levee around Texas City and LaMarque increasing damages and possibly the loss of life.