Hurricane Ike struck Galveston head-on in the early morning hours of September 13, 2008 with a storm surge of over 20 feet. Myself and fellow staff at The Galveston County Daily News worked from dawn until dusk for weeks to document the devastation and recovery. Below is just a small sampling of the over 2,500 photos I took in the immediate aftermath.

Kevin M. Cox | Photojournalist