I knew this was out there somewhere, just found it.
To get an idea of what the oil-spill-cleanup people are dealing with, look at the pictures of the surf hitting the Seawall in Galveston as Ike approached. Alex was a Cat 2 and Ike was a Cat 2 at this stage (except Ike actually hit us, while Alex went to Brownsville…
Link to Hurricane Ike aftermath pictures:
And now there are two more brewing in the Gulf. Will they come get us? Who knows? But it can (and may) happen.