Photos of Hurricane Ike aftermath in Beaumont-Part 1

By Marilyn Tennissen | Sep 18, 2008

9/14/2008-The San Jacinto Building on Orleans, which houses the Southeast Texas Record, had one of the front doors shattered from flying debris.

9/14/2008-A large uprooted tree blocks Longfellow Drive in Beaumont.

9/14/2008-Damage to the front of the Beaumont Club exposes the dining room to Orleans Street.

9/15/2008-A U.S. Army soldier prepares bags of ice for distribution at the CVS Pharmacy on Dowlen Road.

9/15/2008-Residents lined up for more than hour to receive ice and water at the CVS Pharmacy on Dowlen Road.

9/15/2008-When a gas station opened in front of Kroger on Dowlen Road, residents formed lines to fill up.

9/15/2008-Two women consider buying electricity generators from a man selling them out of a truck in front of Kroger on Dowlen Road.

9/15/2008-A guardsman takes a break from recovery work at the National Guard Armory on College Street.

9/15/2008-The dome of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica had large sections of the exterior pealed away by Hurricane Ike.

9/15/2008-The Park Street underpass flooded with more than 7 feet of flood water. The Jefferson County Courthouse, seen in the background, sustained minimal damage.

9/15/2008-The historic Kyle Building in downtown, where the law offices of Brent Coon & Assoc. is located, had damage to the ornate glass windows and the facade.

9/15/2008-U.S. Marshals man the entrance to the closed Jack Brooks Federal Building in downtown. The building was not damaged.

9/15/2008-A large oak tree barely misses a stately Southern-style home in Old Town.

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