Hurricane Ike Devastates Bridge City

Sep 15, 2008 Full story: KBTV Beaumont 64

Hurricane Ike's storm surge flooded the entire city of Bridge City. On Sunday, photographers Tony Stolfa and Jeremy Crocker traveled into the storm-ravaged city.

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Jean Minkler

United States

#1 Sep 15, 2008
Does anyone know where Laurie and Clifford Martin are? They lived on E. Elizabeth in Bridge City. I heard they went to a shelter but I don't know where.

“Janet Aubry”

Since: Sep 08

Anna Maria, Florida

#2 Sep 15, 2008
Jean Minkler wrote:
Does anyone know where Laurie and Clifford Martin are? They lived on E. Elizabeth in Bridge City. I heard they went to a shelter but I don't know where.
Try the North Orange Baptish Church. They have a shelter there. The Red Cross is keeping a list of all the people who have been rescued or put into shelters and then shipped out by bus to out of town shelters. The Orange County Sheriff's office is answering their phone in case you can't reach anyone else.
Chata DownesSanDiegoCa

San Diego, CA

#3 Sep 15, 2008
I Have a Sister and Brother-in-law I Beleive on the same street. Ronald and Wanda Shugart. If anyone has any info on them, It would be appreciated? I haven't been able to get through to anyone. But, I'll keep trying. God Bless you all

“Janet Aubry”

Since: Sep 08

Anna Maria, Florida

#4 Sep 15, 2008
Happy to say our lost daughter Camilla Fitzgerald called home tonight from a borrowed phone to say she alive and well. For us, the long wait is over. For many of you it continues or is just beginning. Our prayers are with each of you during this terrible time and we hope that the blogs and the wonderful people here bring you the comfort it brought to us. God Bless.
seedtick

Jasper, TX

#5 Sep 16, 2008
I have 2 sisters and 3 nephews in Bridge City...
they lost it all...luckily they evacuated before the storm. Also have 1 sister and 1 brother in Orange and West Orange.
Phil Burchette

Clarksville, TN

#6 Sep 16, 2008
I used to live in Bridge city from '91 to '93 ...with my cousin and his family. During that time I grew to love the people and community...now my cousin Jeff Buchanan has lost his home and my thoughts and prayers go out to every one ...this is going to be rough for those people and their families and support would be a wonderful thing...I urge everyone to help in one way or another! God Bless you all!
Gail Sheffield

Macon, GA

#7 Sep 16, 2008
I lived on Sudduth Drive. Does anyone know if there is anything left?
Darlene Dyer

Sugar Land, TX

#8 Sep 16, 2008
Does anyone know the whereabouts of my friends Louis and Sharon Davis? They live on Windsong street. Louis is a city councilman.
MARTHA

League City, TX

#9 Sep 16, 2008
Darlene,
I just saw Sharon. She evacutated with her daughter and her family. She and Louis are both safe. Their home took over 5 feet of water.
Manya Friendswood Tx

Houston, TX

#10 Sep 16, 2008
Does anybody know how bad the flooding was on Gum Street in Bridge City--I have not heard from relatives-julia duncan,roxie duncan,myron duncan,daniel duncan
lnash

United States

#11 Sep 17, 2008
Manya Friendswood Tx wrote:
Does anybody know how bad the flooding was on Gum Street in Bridge City--I have not heard from relatives-julia duncan,roxie duncan,myron duncan,daniel duncan
i believe that gum street had 3.5 ft of water. i have two friends who live on that street who have confirmed that level. I believe your relatives are fine and you haven't spoken with them due to communication issues. THE BCFD has been all through the neighborhoods doing search and rescue. Please go to KOGT.com to see the local bridge city news.
Dave

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#12 Sep 17, 2008
My Brother Jeff lives at 510 Lake st in Bridge City-and we have not heard from him yet. Any help?info would be greatly aooreciated.
Earl HANCOCK

Hewitt, TX

#13 Sep 17, 2008
DOES ANYONE HAVE IMFORMATION ON THE bOBBIE bARNES FAMILY IN bRIDGE CITY TX
Brittany

Beaumont, TX

#14 Sep 18, 2008
I live on Elizabeth Street in Bridge City.. it got over 6 feet of water. I took over 400 pictures and measured it. I don't know anyone on my street other than My neighbor Granny and her grandkids.. I don't remember the last name though, um Nancy and Joe, The McPherson's and the guy with the really nice cars that lives across the street from me.
Dave

Castle Rock, CO

#15 Sep 18, 2008
Dave wrote:
My Brother Jeff lives at 510 Lake st in Bridge City-and we have not heard from him yet. Any help?info would be greatly aooreciated.
FYI- My brother Jeff called today from a neighbors cell phone. He is OK but had 42" of water in the house. Most everything is ruined including his vehicle. Still no electricity or phone. Hopefully, he'll have his power back soon.
At least he survived and is re-
Stephanie

Englewood, CO

#16 Sep 18, 2008
Manya Friendswood Tx wrote:
Does anybody know how bad the flooding was on Gum Street in Bridge City--I have not heard from relatives-julia duncan,roxie duncan,myron duncan,daniel duncan
Manya, My mother lives on Gum St in BC in a trailer that is about 4 feet off of the ground. She had water that came into the trailer about 1-2 feet so I am assuming there must have been at least 5-6 feet surge on that street. Havent found any pictures of anything close to Gum St yet.
J Richardson TX

AOL

#17 Sep 18, 2008
I am still trying to find out something about my brother-n-law who lives at the end of Turner Lane. Does anyone know anything about that area? How much water it took.
My brother-in-law's name is Clarke (CC) Dubose his sister and son also live in Bridge City, I cant get through to anyone. I have not heard anything from him since wednesday of last week.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You,
Joan Richardson
Daingerfield, TX
Amanda Moore

Lincolnshire, IL

#18 Sep 18, 2008
My uncle and cousins live on Roberts Road. Does anyone know how high the water was on Roberts? Any information is appreciated.
Selena

Lacon, IL

#19 Sep 18, 2008
I spoke to Nancy Stevens of Elizabeth St. today Brittany. She is at her sister's in Sulfer Springs I think that is the town. Her son has been back and said the water mark on her house was 5 1/2 feet.
kwbula

AOL

#20 Sep 18, 2008
My Aunt & Uncle, James and Melba Philen live on Granger Street in Bridge City, just down the street from the Pizza Hut. From what my cousin, their oldest daughter, Coonie Corkran said, their house got about 5 or a little more feet of water, their house pretty much is a total loss. When my cousin's sons and ex-husband went the other day to check on the house, they said it was filled with mud, sludge and sewage. They went over there and started throwing out all the food that had floated out of the refrigerator and freezer. My Uncle James plans on starting gutting the house on Saturday. They are going to try to save it and stay there. My cousin Coonie and her son Cody Corkran, a police officer, both live on Inez Street in Orangefield. Cody's house is pretty much a total loss too, he also had about 5 ft of water. However, Coonie lives down the street in a house trailer, had no wind damage, but did get about 1 to 2 feet of water damage and flooding. So her trailer will be livable once they do some work, but not right now. Couches, beds, furniture, clothes etc. are damaged and lost. The carpet is lost, the walls have soaked up water and will probably have to be ripped out, but eventually, her trailer maybe saved. She has a yard full of dead fish, and she said it stinks really bad there.

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