Hurricane Ike


In September 2008 Hurricane Ike came ashore along the Gulf Coast of Texas, and left a path of wind and water damage extending all the way to Illinois. Recovery from this devastating storm continues.

Post-Ike Updates 

Our Impacted Partners

Audio Reports from the Field

The Galveston That Was
Peter Brink, senior vice president at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Dwayne Jones, executive director of the Galveston Historical Foundation, talk about the classic book that served as an "alarm bell" to save the historic character of the city -- and about the plans to bring it back once again. (From Public Radio International's The World.)

Historic Sites Waterlogged After Ike
Dwayne Jones, executive director of the Galveston Historical Foundation, was interviewed on radio station KUT


Resources for Dealing with Flood Damage

A wide range of general hurricane-related resources are available on our disaster recovery page.

Specific Resources for Affected States


Texas Historical Commission

Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management

Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center

The Office of Rural Community Affairs maintains a Disaster Relief Fund for local government recovery projects.

Iowa, Illinois, Missouri & Wisconsin

2008 flood resource information compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Helpful Links

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program

FEMA's Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Program

Heritage Emergency Task Force

Heritage Emergency Task Force Request for Assistance

Disaster Preparedness and Response

The Small Business Administration (SBA) - Hurricanes  assists both business and residential properties after a declared disaster with low or no interest loans.

American Red Cross

Solinet is a nonprofit library cooperative with a wealth of information on the recovery of collections and artifacts after a disaster.