In 2002 we purchased property in League City to move our lawn mowing business from a storage unit to this new facility at 1420 Lawrence road. With the intention of cleaning up the place and making room for trucks and trailers, we had no idea what was soon to follow. The property had an old house that was once used 60 years ago by workers of a dairy farm. Our goal, was to refurbish the old house and make it an office to expand our business. Since 2002 we have updated the office and been thru multible storms and hurricanes with little or no damage. Although only a 800 s/f building, it has been key in allowing us to expand from a two person mowing crew to one of the areas premier landscape companies.
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E.D.S. Landscaping is less than 1 mile from Galveston Bay and where the eye of Ike passed over. Our entire facility was under water as well as our 5 Ford F-250 trucks.
Hurricane Ike was the third costliest hurricane ever to make landfall in the United States. It was the ninth named storm, f ifth hurricane and third major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. It was a Cape Verde-type hurricane, as it started as a tropical disturbance near Africa at the end of August. On Sept. 1, 2008, it became a tropical storm west of the Cape Verde islands. By the early morning hours of Sept. 4, Ike was a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph and a pressure of 935 mbar. That made it the most intense Atlantic storm of 2008.hurricane Ike Ike passed over the Turks and Caicos Islands as Category 4, with winds 135 mph on September 7. Moving west along Cuba, it made 2 landfalls as a Category 4 hurricane on September 7 and a Category 1 hurricane on Sept. 9. Ike made its final landfall near Galveston, Texas as a strong Category 2 hurricane, with Category 5 equivalent storm surge, on Sept. 13, 2008, at 2:10 a.m. CDT. Hurricane-force winds extended 120 miles from the center.
Ike was blamed for at least 195 deaths. hurricane IkeOf these, 74 were in Haiti, which was already trying to recover from the impact of three storms earlier that year: Fay, Gustav, and Hanna. In the United States, 112 people were killed, and 23 are still missing. Due to its immense size, Ike caused devastation from the Louisiana coastline all the way to the Kenedy County, Texas region near Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition, Ike caused flooding and significant damage along the Mississippi coastline and the Florida Panhandle.hurricane ike Damages from Ike in U.S. coastal and inland areas are estimated at $29.6 billion (2008 USD), with additional damage of $7.3 billion in Cuba (the costliest storm ever in that country), $200 million in the Bahamas, and $500 million in the Turks and Caicos, amounting to a total of at least $37.6 billion in damage. Ike was the third costliest Atlantic hurricane of all time, only surpassed by Hurricane Andrew of 1992 and Hurricane Katrina of 2005. The hurricane also resulted in the largest evacuation of Texans in that state's history. It became the largest search-and-rescue operation in U.S. history.
Since the day that we purchased the land in 2002, we have had a camera on the property taking pictures of wildlife and trespassers as seen to the left. Today, we have 7 motion detected and inferred cameras thru out the property for purposes of documenting the wildlife as well as a security device. Although most of the animals that you will see here are long gone, we continue to keep the cameras out.
Over the last 9 years we have accumulated over 1000 photographs of local deer and wildlife. With such a database of photos, we have been able to watch the habits and the new additions of these "city" animals. At E.D.S. Landscaping we have also caught some funny and exciting pictures as you will see below.