JESSICA RINALDI

Hurricane Ike

Galveston, Texas 2008

A man looks over the edge of the sea wall as Hurricane Ike approaches in Galveston, Texas September 12, 2008.
  
Robert Shumake holds an American flag as high swells caused by Hurricane Ike break behind him in Galveston, Texas September 12, 2008.  Hundreds of thousands of people fled coastal areas in the path of Hurricane Ike on Thursday as the storm gathered strength on a collision course with the Texas Gulf Coast, threatening to swamp populous areas around Houston under a massive wave of water.
  
A wave breaks over a street sign as Hurricane Ike approaches Galveston, Texas September 12, 2008. Massive Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast on Friday with a wall of water that threatened a potential catastrophe for the United States.
     
  
Gail Meads looks for her cat which climbed up into a tree as she stands in her backyard ankle deep in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas September 13, 2008.
  
Christopher Cox stands amid debris caused by Hurricane Ike in the trailer park where he lived before his home was destroyed in Galveston, Texas September 14, 2008.
  
Frederika Kotin kisses her dog Belle as her home burns behind her after Hurricane Ike hit Galveston, Texas September 13, 2008.
     
  
Kim Hyatt carries a street sign after Hurricane Ike hit Galveston, Texas September 13, 2008.
  
A man walks amid debris from Hurricane Ike that was cleared from the road in Galveston, Texas September 13, 2008.
  
Residents carry boxes filled with Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) after picking them up from a Federal Emergency Management Agency point of distribution set up after Hurricane Ike knocked out power in Pasadena, Texas September 15, 2008.
     
  
Debris caused by Hurricane Ike is strewn about a trailer park in Galveston, Texas September 14, 2008.