Comments: Dear Nature: Please Don't Kill All Of Us

Eric Larson's book about the 1900 event is titled Isaac's Storm

The present storm is named "Ike", which is a nickname for Isaac

Coincidence? You decide

Posted by mistah charley, ph.d. at September 12, 2008 06:21 PM

After reading that book, I'm amazed they didn't turn Galveston into a memorial/national seashore, keeping it solely as an uninhabited barrier island to protect the mainland. Even a 17-foot seawall can't hold back 25-30 foot waves.

Posted by missy at September 12, 2008 06:52 PM

"It's frightening to think there's anyone who hasn't left"

About 22,000, and another 1,000 locked up at the county jail.

Posted by buermann at September 12, 2008 11:41 PM

that photo up there is several different types of crazy, but also an opportunity.

Posted by almostinfamous at September 13, 2008 01:25 PM