Originally Posted by sattie
I believe it is a real story based on the f/u stories I have seen about it. You have seen where tornados have wiped out entire neighborhoods and one house is left untouched. The f/u stories I have read stated that the house was still compromised even though it is still standing.
Tornadoes are relatively small areas of high-speed winds that bop around, while hurricanes can cover hundreds of miles, and in Ike's case, did. When it made landfall, it covered the entire Texas coast: IKE Graphics Archive
I find it really hard to believe that a storm that size wouldn't at least have taken the roof off of this house if the rest of the area was simply wiped away. Definitely Photoshopped. But that's what you get with "unedited" news - no verification.