Photo by Laura Skelding, AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman,Laura Skelding
A Los Angeles County fire department search and rescue boat looks for evacuees in Bridge City, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, after Hurricane Ike hit landfall. Ike was downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved into the nation's midsection and left more harm in its wake. Roads were closed in Kentucky because of high winds. As far north as Chicago, dozens of people in a suburb had to be evacuated by boat. Two million people were without power in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.