My husband took these photos.
The first 2 pictures show the sea wall, which was built after the Great Storm of 1900. The sea wall was breached well before Ike made landfall.
The next picture shows the hotel where we stayed. Every room has a view of the gulf.
The next 2 pictures were taken at dawn from our balcony.
The final 2 pictures show the typical waves in the gulf. Nothing like what we are seeing on the Weather Channel.