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A personal view of hurricane Ike and it's aftermath in Houston and the Woodlands
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Hurricane path from stormpulse.com

Hurricane path from stormpulse.com;
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We set up beds in "inside spaces" where there are no windows or outside walls. This bed was in a closet.

We set up beds in "inside spaces" where there are no windows or outside walls. This bed was in a closet.; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Wind hours before Ike came through. 15 sec exposure at f4 and ISO 800 just after midnight.

Wind hours before Ike came through. 15 sec exposure at f4 and ISO 800 just after midnight.; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Wind and blue skies hours before Ike came through. 30 sec exposure at f4 just after midnight.

Wind and blue skies hours before Ike came through. 30 sec exposure at f4 just after midnight.; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Downpour all day after Ike passed

Downpour all day after Ike passed; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Calm and cloudy skies midnight after Ike came through just hours before a thunder storm. 8 min exposure at f5.6 because of no power (candles in the house) and clouds blocking moonlight.

Calm and cloudy skies midnight after Ike came through just hours before a thunder storm. 8 min exposure at f5.6 because of no power (candles in the house) and clouds blocking moonlight.; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Full moon the day of Ike

Full moon the day of Ike; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Very little can be done at night without power

Very little can be done at night without power; © 2008 Masud Haq
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There are some things one can still do without power

There are some things one can still do without power; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Fallen trees in my neighborhood

Fallen trees in my neighborhood; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Fallen trees in my neighborhood

Fallen trees in my neighborhood; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Fallen tree in Houston

Fallen tree in Houston; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Fallen tree in Houston

Fallen tree in Houston; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Tree blocking a road in Houston

Tree blocking a road in Houston; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Tree blocking a road in Houston

Tree blocking a road in Houston; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Billboard in Houston

Billboard in Houston; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Billboard in Houston

Billboard in Houston;
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Billboard in Houston

Billboard in Houston;
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Building in Houston

Building in Houston; © 2008 Masud Haq
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This restaurant/pub vanished during Ike. Looks like it could have been a fire.

This restaurant/pub vanished during Ike. Looks like it could have been a fire.; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Top of Chevron tower in Houston

Top of Chevron tower in Houston; © 2008 Masud Haq
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JPMC tower in downtown Houston. Almost every window is boarded up with plywood on the left side

JPMC tower in downtown Houston. Almost every window is boarded up with plywood on the left side; © 2008 Masud Haq
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JPMC tower close up

JPMC tower close up; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Broken glass in downtown Houston

Broken glass in downtown Houston; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Workers repairing the power lines after Ike

Workers repairing the power lines after Ike; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Repairs after Ike

Repairs after Ike; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Man lowering on a crane to remove a fallen tree from a house

Man lowering on a crane to remove a fallen tree from a house; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Man tying the fallen tree to the crane

Man tying the fallen tree to the crane; © 2008 Masud Haq
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Crane removing the fallen tree

Crane removing the fallen tree; © 2008 Masud Haq
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