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Freeport Prepares for Hurricane Ike
September 11, 2008

2 on the Beat is on Hurricane duty in Freeport, Brazoria County.

The community of about 13,000 looks deserted, after most people decided to pack up and leave when local leaders issued a mandatory order to evacuate.

The Tidal Gate in Freeport - Part of the levee system

The Tidal Gate in Freeport - Part of the levee system

In case you didn’t already know, Freeport is similar to the city of New Orleans.

Its bowl-like  shape is surrounded by a levee system, that is  designed to protect residents from potentially devastating flooding. 

Riding Out the Storm instead of evacuating

Riding Out the Storm instead of evacuating

KPRC Local 2 News Crews will bring you live pictures from Freeport when Hurricane Ike makes landfall somewhere along the Texas Gulf Coast.

For the sake of Freeport’s residents, and all of the important chemical companies located in the area, let’s hope that the levee system can withstand the pressure of  hurricane force wind, rains and a potential 15-20 foot storm surge!

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