Hurricane Ike photos of my aunt's apartment in Galveston. I'd never seen anything like this before. Water is such a powerful force - the water had reached about 4 feet into her 1st floor. The tv, tables, couch were in total disarray. She stayed with me during the duration of the hurricane until I could take her back to the island. I'm very grateful - I've never had to deal with the complete loss of my possessions or even a partial loss. So my heart goes out to those who've lost homes, pets, possessions, etc.