View a Photo Gallery of Hurricane Ike

View a Photo Gallery of Hurricane Ike

There are 148 comments on the The Day story from Sep 13, 2008, titled View a Photo Gallery of Hurricane Ike. In it, The Day reports that:

Debris covers Highway 146 at the Galveston County & Harris County line in the City of Seabrook, Texas on Saturday morning Sept.

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J Seabrook

United States

#123 Sep 18, 2008
J Seabrook wrote:
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I got several pictures of this property today. I'll post them on my site in just a few minutes.
I could see no structural damage and of course, I couldn't tell anything about water being inside. The tree on the front right corner (facing the property, on the right) has broken in two and is hanging over power lines. Looks like it just grazed the roof--at least I could not see any roof damage. Maybe the pictures will help with that for now.
Tell him the popular Thai restaurant in the adorable pink house is now flattened completely. And next door to it, the blue frame beautiful house that lawyers had officed in is nothing but concrete and a pile of debris.
Looks like most structures in his area took on water. Hope it helps that his building is at least still standing.
Let me know if I can help in any other way. After seeing the tree lying over the power lines, I was too afraid to go in the backyard to take pictures.
I noticed the sign on the building. Is this a non-profit group that helps our special needs population?
J Seabrook

United States

#124 Sep 18, 2008
linda wrote:
J Seabrook : I sure appreciate you for posting pictures of Seabrook for us to see.Our son lives on Todville (just north of Hammer) and your pictures help us to understand the situation more than words ever could. Please continue adding to your "album" -- you are serving a very important need.I had just spent a wonderful week in Seabrook in August. Now I feel so helpless in Florida because he does not want me to come and help him,due to no electricity,etc.Again,thanks for all your help via your pix and this forum.
Please keep the pix coming...
You're quite welcome. I'm so glad to hear it is helping. I do know what it's like to not know--I had close family in Florida during Ivan and Dennis, and what a nightmare it was to be so far away, feeling so helpless.

How is your son's home? Has he been back yet?

I have many more pics to post (this eve)-- of the Meyers area, Adriana's house, and Old Towne.
J Seabrook

United States

#125 Sep 18, 2008
If your son has not been back, if you'll tell me a range of addresses (trying to respect privacy concerns), I may be able to get enough pictures where he can see his house.(or you can contact me at if he wants me to look at his specific home and take notes of what I see).

Don't be shy to ask, if it would help. I don't mind at all.

Much, if not all, of his area is also viewable from the noaa satellite pics.
Norma Nicholson -


#126 Sep 18, 2008
Would like info regarding Stamper family - Eugenia (Pokie), John & wife. They live @l406 Lidstone, Seabrook. Hope they are OK. Good luck to all of you down there.3

Homestead, FL

#127 Sep 18, 2008
J Seabrook, I want to thank you for your concern for my son...From all these posts, I can see what a truly wonderful group of people live in Seabrook.My son evacuated, and returned to his home Monday and has been there ever since.His home ,with all thanks to the Lord, was spared from major damage. He still had a terrific amount to do outdoors during the daylight hours ever since he has returned.He was very happy when the plumber came Wednesday afternoon to repair his damaged water pipe.Now he has cold running water! Still needs an electrician before he can receive electricity,due to the storm surge getting into wiring.I thank the Lord for protecting him and his home (the main living space of his home). Although this is going to take a long time, Seabrook will rebuild.I am glad that some of the developments were mostly undamaged. I am so sorry though for all of the people whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed.I hate hurricanes!!!
Adriana Martin

Ajalpan, Mexico

#128 Sep 18, 2008
J Seabrook,I wanted to thank you because you posted the photos of my house there THANKS A LOT I was very worried about the house but now I see it has some minimal damages but that doesn't matter I was very worried about the house THANKS AGAIN

Cambridge, ID

#130 Sep 20, 2008
WOW the pictures are so sad to see. Glad not every one had such damage as some. Hope clean up is going along well.

TIP: For any one with a smelly fridge after power outage. A small bowl of unused coffee grounds placed inside will help remove the odor. We had it happen to us and it worked great. Just leave it in there until you remember to remove it or spill it.That would be my trick.:^( Chris

United States

#131 Sep 20, 2008
I know a Seabrook resident who just got utilities today Sat. Sept 20th....
Danielle Lally wrote:
My mother-in-law and a close family friend live in Seabrook. They are here. We do know there is no utilities and they are not letting residents return home yet. The area around Old Seabrook, which normally floods, has water but other areas do not have any flooding.
Went to Seabrook's website ( ) and they have a number to call for information and will post updates on this site. Hopefully you will be able to get information this way.

Houston, TX

#132 Sep 21, 2008

United States

#133 Sep 21, 2008
i can find out more if you need me to.. i live in alvin and i can drive by or call if you would like me to....i do not know exactly where mesquite street is but give me a call and i'll try to help.... nicole bentley
i just rec'd power, i would have tried to resond sooner....
God Bless,
Tina wrote:
Anyone have any news on Mesquite St. in Alvin? I cannot reach my son who lives there and am very worried. Thanks

Killeen, TX

#134 Sep 24, 2008
Does anyone know what the La Maison Apartments on Lakeside Dr. look like?

Houston, TX

#135 Sep 24, 2008
My dad and I have a sailboat on FF-Dock which is a floating pier. haven't been down there yet, but someone from SSY with whom my dad spoke said the boats on our dock made it through ok ( FWIW ).
sones wrote:
Anyone have a boat in Seabrook shipyard? How did it come out?
sarah - Australia


#136 Oct 12, 2008
Does anyone have any information on "ian Lidman". Apparently he refused to evacuate his house in Galveston as he did not want to leave his Dogs behind. i have been trying to track Ian down for a number of years to no avail and all contact ceased. If any one does know i would love to get in contact with him
Amy Musick

Friendswood, TX

#137 Oct 14, 2008
I just want to say that my sympathies go to all the families and those with loved ones in the area. I am a BOI from Galveston and lost everything but the clothes i left with myself. I am fortunate though that I am still young enough to rebuild and I don't have any children so this is much easier on me. I would like to offer that if anyone has any questions about building back your home you can contact me. I work for a general contractor and i am no way soliciting business. I am helping friends and family that lost everything. It is hard to navigate FEMA and the insurance. Even if you want to know the process of building back your home I am willing to help you out and give you info. My email is
Ron Lidman

Sydney, Australia

#138 Oct 29, 2008
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Ian Lidman who appears to be in Galveston please ask him to make contact with me at

Spokane, WA

#139 Apr 8, 2009
John wrote:
My friend lives at 506 Crestwood Dr., Seabrook, TX near Taylor Lake. I live in Hawaii and i can't get ahold of her. Does anyone know what happened in this area?
Did you get an answer to this question? My sister lives at this address. contact me at


#140 Apr 12, 2009
Any one have Slavonic mutal unsurane company.

Irwin, PA

#141 Apr 13, 2009
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Toorak, Australia

#142 Jul 19, 2009
can anyone please tell me about my twin brother, IAN LIDMAN.He was born in Australia in July 1966 but I have heard that he was killed in a hurricane in Galvestone, can anyone tell me more and, if for certain it is Ian? Thank you so much..Wendy

Spokane, WA

#143 Jul 19, 2009
I know someone at this address. Are you interested?
John wrote:
My friend lives at 506 Crestwood Dr., Seabrook, TX near Taylor Lake. I live in Hawaii and i can't get ahold of her. Does anyone know what happened in this area?

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