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Last Updated: Monday September 15 2008 15:31 GMT

In pics: Ike leaves trail of destruction

Part of a home is destroyed, in Oak Island, Texas (AP Photo/Dallas Morning News, Guy Reynolds)

Hurricane Ike hit America on Saturday, with winds of 110mph and torrential rains leaving behind a trail of destruction...

Overturned automobiles and boats in Gilchrest  (AP Photo/Pool, Smiley N. Pool)

The storm smashed into the Texas coast, flipping over cars and boats like toys.

Flooding in Bridge City, Texas (Photo credit should read Smiley N. Pool/AFP/Getty Images)

The heavy downpours left behind deep floods.

People standing on the roof of a damaged house (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Julio Cortez)

Loads of homes were destroyed, like this one that was washed away in Surfside Beach.

Rescue boats are seen in the flood waters of Hurricane Ike September 14, 2008 in Bridge City, Texas  (Photo by Smiley N. Pool-Pool/Getty Images)

Rescuers used boats, lorries with big wheels, and helicopters to rescue thousands of people.

Leslie Sundale carries a lantern in Galveston, Texas (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Millions of people have been left without power, and been ordered not to leave their homes after dark for their safety, and to stop people stealing from damaged shops and houses.