Disaster relief after Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Ike was the second-costliest hurricane ever to make landfall in the United States during the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. Ike made its final landfall near Galveston, Texas as a strong Category 2 hurricane, on September 13, 2008, at 2:10 am CDT. Hurricane-force winds extended 120 miles (195 km) from the center and tropical storm-force winds extended far beyond that, over the east end of Galveston Island, with a high storm surge, and travelled north up Galveston Bay, along the east side of Houston. There was major flooding all over Galveston Island. Many people were killed and most of the people lost their homes. A team of doctors and nurses brought medical and relief aid to the people. They distributed food, water and essential supplies to all those in need.