Reconstruction Update: Ike Aftermath Slowly Disappearing After 2 Years

Nearly two years after Hurricane Ike tore up the Texas coastline, reconstruction is nearly done on the terminal at Scholes International Airport in Galveston.

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The 9-foot storm surge flooded parts of Galveston on September 13, 2008 and according to experts the high water ruined the airport terminal’s heating, cooling, communication and electrical systems.

Airport director Hud Hopkins said the debris was “about waist-high in the building“.

Redesign started in March 2010 and The Galveston County Daily News reported that planners decided to restore the terminal to its original 1950s look. According to Hopkins, “the updated terminal will have impact, hurricane-resistant windows”.

In a recent post from, it was reported that the terminal was approved for a certificate of occupancy last week.

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