Austin Local News
Bolivar After Ike
Sep. 18, 2008
Of course Hurricane Ike did lots of damage to the coast, no place worse than the Bolivar Peninsula. Few people have been on the peninsula since Hurricane Ike. Galveston County Health Authority Dr. Mark Guidry is one of them.
"Overall there’s a great deal of destruction, most particularly of course in Gilchrist where I think there was only one structure or house that still existed, the other houses just seemed to have disappeared and blown away.” Guidry says the amount of debris is incredible and the peninsula isn’t a place for people to be right now. "Just wide spread debris. Everything you can imagine that’s inside of a household outside of the household, in the street, in trees. I saw one house that was absolutely flipped over, the roof on the bottom." He says the good thing is there are few people left there and many that are left are leaving.