I wanted to show you all a before and after look at Crystal Beach, TX which is near Galveston. It was on the very strong 'east' side of the eyewall of Hurricane Ike. This before picture shows a beautiful beachfront community.
The after picture below shows a community that was decimated by wind and water. The big damage came from the water which swept homes away. This community, along with Gilchrist, Texas on the Bolivar Peninsula took a relentless beating during Ike. I understand that recovery operations are continuing.
Here locally in Cookeville, TN, our forecast is for more of what we've had over the last three days. Warm days and cool nights. Great autumn weather indeed! Today and Friday will be in the lower 80's with highs backing down into the upper 70's for the weekend. Lows will be mainly in the 50's. If you live in the Cookeville area, shut off the A/C and raise your windows. :)
*Latest, Local Forecast*