Hurricane Ike Aerial Panoramic Images

Aerial Virtual Tour of the Bolivar Penninsula

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike wreaked havoc on the Bolivar Peninsula. The hurricane caused death and destruction from the Louisiana coastline and all the way south to Corpus Christi, Texas. I spent a lot of time here growing up, so it was heartbreaking to see so much of it destroyed. In October 2008, I traveled along the Peninsula documenting the damage. I did this using a remote-controlled helicopter shooting VR 360 panoramic images.

Using these images, I was able to create an aerial virtual tour along the Bolivar Peninsula. This tour of aerial imagery was an amazing way to visualize the enormity of the destruction.

I returned in the summer of 2017 to re-create the images I had shot in 2008. This allows the viewer to witness how well the area has rebuilt and compare the before and after images.

Each panoramic image displays a set of four buttons in the upper right corner. Each button will display an image from the current location at a low or high altitude and from either 2008 or 2017. Double clicking on the image will display the interactive panoramic image in full screen mode. To display a Google Map with all of the available image locations, click on the “Google Map” icon in the lower right of the image.

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