Hurricane Ike — Day 2

I'm not exactly sure what my expectations were when I woke up this morning. I knew that it was going to be an arduous day because we were traveling to Houston and Galveston to assess damage and assist our units impacted by the hurricane. What's interesting is that as we were traveling to Houston, there were electronic signs on the highway telling drivers not to go to Houston or Beaumont, Texas. In hindsight, this was ironic because when we finally made it to Houston to visit local shelters in the Black community it seems as though "aid" was told not to enter these areas as well.