CNN Senior Photographer
It's been a while since I covered my last hurricane and I forgot just how frightening, exhilirating, majestic and physically tiring it can be.
After a day of live shots along the Galveston seawall, it was decided to move to a safer location in a parking garage. The trip to the parking garage was about 200 yards but it as like walking into a blizzard.
The rain has been driving so hard it hurts. The only way to move was forward and slowly careful not to drop the camera, I inched my way through a debris field of what remained of the wall.
This is insane, I thought. It was a human chain of Augie Martin, Jason Morris and myself that finally allowed the massive 200-yard trek to be completely.
I'm in my hotel room now. All power to the hotel is gone - even the emergency lights in the stairwell.
Walking back to my room, I could hear the demonic shriek of Ike's winds and in the distance at least one large fire was burning. The hotel, we have been told is very safe, yet as I stand here typing by the light of my Blackberry the building itself is swaying in the rhythm with Ike.
Filed under: Hurricane Ike
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