6 of 47: Kirk Koepsel scales a large, collapsed tree as he makes his way to his El Lago, Texas home Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, several hours after Hurricane Ike's landfall in the Houston metro area. The Koepsels said they had planned to wait out the storm but got nervous at the last minute, relocating to a family member's house in Deer Park. (AP Photo/Dallas Morning News, G.J. McCarthy)

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