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Ike crosses Houston

It looks as though the tide/storm surge combination fell short of the 20+ feet worst-case NOAA predicted. I hope so. The power of these storms amazes me. I cannot imagine the energy required to move water, as rain and ocean surge, in such quantities.

I’m hoping the Galveston hold outs are all alive.

Update: The NY Times has posted an interactive map with wind speeds and surge elevations.