September 12th, 2008
06:07 PM ET

iReporter: "People are going to die there"

Editor's note: CNN iReporter George Holleran, a storm chaser, drove all the way from Panama City, Florida, to Galveston Island, Texas, where he captured incredible video. He shares what its like on the ground. (Is Ike affecting you? Send us your photos and video.)

George Holleran
CNN iReporter

This is the pier on Galveston Island. I stood on the seawall as the waves were breaking onto the road in front of it. Behind me, well below the seawall height are hundreds of homes. Many were occupied awaiting certain disaster.

This is a video of the other side of Galveston Island. The Bay side. As you can see these homes are already experiencing massive flooding. Video was taken at least 12 hours before the crest of the storm surge.

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  1. M Dilworth

    In September, 1900..Six thousand people in Galveston were killed as a result of a monster hurricane. It is documented in the book ISAAC'S STORM by Erik Larson. Of course, they did not have the warnings that today's Gulf residents have received.

    September 12, 2008 at 8:39 pm |
  2. Richard Hal

    First time on blog... I'm wondering what you have heard about Moody Gardens, on Galveston Island. What are they doing with the animals?

    Also what about the big refineries? I think the one on the coast is a BP refinery. Thanks

    Richard Hall, Prairie Farm, WI.

    September 12, 2008 at 7:01 pm |
  3. Celia McKoy

    Srop telling people to send in photos and tell them to get out of Dodge!!!!

    September 12, 2008 at 6:54 pm |