On Sunday September 14, 2008 hurricane Ike made it's way from Texas to Kentucky.

We had several hours of sustained 50 MPH winds with gusts up to 81 MPH. The result was the most widespread damage ever seen in Kentucky. Roofs were damaged, thousands of trees were blown over or snapped off, power lines and utility poles were down everywhere.

In the Louisville area alone over 5,000 power lines were down and 65 of 92 electrical sub-stations were damaged leaving 3/4 of Louisville's residents without power. 1800 utility workers from Kentucky and surrounding states worked around the clocked to clear downed trees and restore power.

After five days, 100,000 homes were still in the dark in Louisville. Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati, Ohio area also got hit especially hard. Several deaths and injuries were reported in Kentucky and southern Indiana including a 10 year old boy who was struck and killed by a falling tree limb.

Here are a few pictures from around my neighborhood.

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