Yesterday, we received an amazing submission from iReport.com user austinheli. His photos showed a lone house standing in a wasteland left in Ike’s aftermath.
We contacted austinheli, who is Ray Asgar, a private helicopter pilot based in Austin, Texas. He visited Gilchrist and Galveston Monday to photograph the damage left after Hurricane Ike slammed the coastal area last weekend.
Several users left comments on Asgar’s iReport, joining a debate about whether or not his photos were real. One user who jumped in was Kelley1. “This is my sister’s house. It is real,” she wrote.
Pam and Warren Adams rebuilt their home in February 2006 after Hurricane Rita destroyed it the previous year. Hudspeth said that the couple hired a contractor to build a home that could withstand a Category 5 hurricane. Warren Adams watched over every step of the construction to make sure it was done correctly.
I’m thinking maybe we should make those plans public? Or use them as the new building codes on the island?
Sure, it would make it expensive as all get out…but…uh…loook at the rest of the place…