On our way to Galveston, TX last month we drove along the coast where there was once water front homes. That was before hurricane Ike. I saw the tractor below next to the road. They said it was almost completely covered in sand after Ike. The area behind the tractor was once where house stood. The road we drove was closed for a couple months due to sand and debris. Still piles of debris along the road waiting to be hauled. The area only recently got drinking water back in service. Very few houses have been built back. Only a couple business's were open. Galveston still shows much Ike damage. We were going to eat at Joe's Crab Shack on the waterfront but it's still boarded up as you can see in this picture.