Latest Effects of Hurricane Ike in Texas Stories
By Jon Gambrell Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Residents trying to get back to this hurricane-ravaged city Wednesday spent hours fuming in gridlocked traffic, only to be turned away at the bridge by officials worried that the crippled island can't accommodate that many people.
By James C. McKinley Jr. Sheryl Gay Stolberg contributed reporting from Houston, and Thayer Evans from Galveston, Texas. * An army of line crews from 31 states has converged on eastern Texas to help deal with the largest power failure in this large state's history.
Thousands of victims of Hurricane Ike settled in at shelters for what could be weeks, and others waited wearily in line for food, water, ice and gasoline yesterday. It became increasingly clear the disaster along the Texas coast would be measured not by its death toll but by the misery it spread.
By Juana Long Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- The few hundred holdouts on Texas' ravaged Bolivar Peninsula will be required to leave in the next few days, and officials said Tuesday they are ready to use emergency powers to empty the barrier island scraped clean by Hurricane Ike.
By James C. McKinley Jr. Cornelia Dean and Thayer Evans contributed reporting from Galveston, Texas, Staci Semrad from Austin, Texas, and Rachel Mosteller from Houston. * The U.S.
Officials blamed at least 28 deaths on Ike, the hurricane that cut a path of destruction across several states before breaking up in the nation's midsection. It's also likely to be the second most costly storm in U.S.
by The Associated Press Oil companies along the Texas coast shut down refining and drilling operations as Hurricane Ike swept through the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, Sept. 12.
An altered workweek began Monday as Houston city workers were to return to work while search-and-rescue teams looked for people stranded by Hurricane Ike. U.S. President George Bush said he will visit Texas Tuesday, warning it's "going to require time for people to recover," CNN reported. U.S.
By Clifford Krauss and Ian Urbina Clifford Krauss reported from Houston and Ian Urbina from Galveston, Texas. Reporting was contributed by James C. McKinley from Houston, Thayer Evans from Galveston, Rick Rojas from College Station, Texas, and Anahad O'Connor from New York.
Hurricane Ike bore down on the heart of the U.S. energy industry Friday, leaving most production idled and threatening a fifth of the nation's refining capacity with howling winds and a wall of high water. Forecasters expected the storm, packing strong winds, to hit near Houston early Saturday.