The largest hurricane in North Atlantic history at the time it struck. Ike dumped more than 18 inches of rain on the region. The fact that the storm moved through Houston so quickly helped the city avoid serious flooding. The storm killed 84 people in Texas.
Dan Reilly, National Weather Service
Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge
Bill White, former Houston mayor
Neil Frank, formerly with KHOU-TV
Annise Parker, former Houston mayor
Jim Blackburn, Rice University