From KHOU in Houston:
As the storm raged, Reedâ€”along with his friends, Larry and Crystal Whiteâ€”were praying the church would be just high enough to keep them from drowning in the massive storm surge.
If they could keep their heads above water, then all they would have to worry about were the hours of pounding rain and winds â€“ and getting cozy with the king of the jungle.
â€œThis guy had his cat in a cage in the back of his truck and he wouldnâ€™t leave it,â€ said Reed.
As the storm got worse, the big catâ€™s owner opened the cage and brought his lion inside.
â€œIt was no big deal; he is real good with big cats. Been raising them a long time,â€ said Reed.
Table of contents for Ike 2008
- High-Water Vehicles Key to Guard Response
- Coast Guard Rescue
- Facts From an Evacuee
- Air Force Controllers Manage Emergency Landing Sites
- Rescues Continue in Louisiana
- Hurricane Ike Photos
- Lion Survives Ike, 5 Humans, Too
- National Guard Helps 2,500 Ike Victims to Safety
- Ike Stats as of 9-17-2008
- Down But Never Out
- Many New Pics of Hurricane Ike
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