Ike's wrath, The Big Picture

Ike's wrath, The Big Picture

Ike's wrath, The Big Picture

Bad Astronomy
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Sept. 16 2008 3:00 PM

Ike's wrath, The Big Picture

I was very moved to look at The Big Picture's feature of Hurricane Ike.

When we read about hurricanes or even watch news of them on TV, it's really hard to assess their reality, to grasp it. These pictures bring it home.

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I've been through a few hurricanes -- I was driving out of Houston and getting slammed by the outskirts of Danny in 1985, and sat through others that summer in Texas -- so I have a visceral feel for how freaking scary they are. I wish everyone could feel that, if even for a moment, so that they can truly understand the raw fury these monsters unleash.