Check out the Weather Underground blog of Jeff Masters for impressive before-and-after pictures of the tiny town of Gilchrist. Or what used to be the town of Gilchrist, if the "after" picture is any indication.
Masters writes: "Rescuers who have reached Gilchrist have not been able to find any victims in the debris because there is no debris. Ike's storm surge knocked 99.5% of the 1,000 buildings in Gilchrist off their foundations and either demolished them or washed them miles inland into the swamplands behind Gilchrist."
Some folks criticized Masters for hyping Ike (he definitely overhyped Gustav's effects on New Orleans), but obviously he was right on this one.
Unfortunately for Gilchrist.
-- Richard Connelly
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