Once in Houston I was shocked to see what a mess the place was (after I figured out we were in Houston). Being from Tornado Alley I'm used to seeing paths of destruction but nothing like this. Everything had damage. There was no power and the lines for gasoline and water went for miles down the road. We stayed in an area that was one of the few with power so people were flocking there for meals.
This trip gave me a great appreciation for the Coast Guard who we had the honor of working with in preparation for the event. They are good people and have hard jobs.
They were nice enough to let me dork around in one of their helos.
One of the craziest things that I have ever seen are two white-tops taking off with four Black Hawk helicopters taking off for an aerial tour of Galveston. So cool. And windy.
The President arrived and immediately hopped on Marine One for an aerial tour of the damage in Galveston.
We helped guard the plane while he was gone.
God bless everyone who lost there homes in Galveston and Houston.