Some people here are complaining about their flooded basements after the remnants of Ike blew through Detroit. It just doesn't compare. I thought the photo of the boats piled up at the marina looked surreal, like an enraged child had dumped his toy chest in a fit of temper. Ike was very, very bad. Even the dead weren't spared this storm's wrath. I imagine just the clean up will take months-let alone rebuilding.
It's easy for me to say since it's not my home or business, but I don't think I could rebuild in this area so close to shore. I heard Texas law claims so much shore footage as belonging to the state-something like 200 feet. The Gulf of Mexico took a lot of shoreline back on Saturday. People lost more than their homes that day, they lost their land too. I don't envy these folks the task of trying to put their lives back to where they were.