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Latest Effects of Hurricane Ike in Texas Stories

2008-09-14 12:00:02

By Christopher Sherman and Pauline Arrillaga Associated Press HOUSTON -- Rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks fanned out along the flood-stricken Texas coast Saturday in a monumental effort to reach tens of thousands of people who stubbornly ignored warnings and tried to ride out Hurricane Ike.

2008-09-14 09:00:19

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN By Michael Kunzelman The Associated Press LAKE CHARLES, La. Southwest Louisiana was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Ike, but a 16-year-old drowned in a storm surge that crawled 30 miles inland, flooding tens of thousands of homes and making many roads impassable.

2008-09-14 09:00:02

By JAMES C MCKINLEY JR. By James C. McKinley Jr. and Clifford Krauss The New York Times HOUSTON Hurricane Ike barreled across a wide swath of Texas on Saturday, deluging the city of Galveston with a wall of water, flooding coastal towns and leaving extensive damage across metropolitan Houston.

2008-09-12 17:03:37

As Hurricane Ike races toward Texas, it is pushing a mound of water in front of it that could inundate parts of the Gulf coast with up to 25 feet of water.

2008-09-13 12:00:14

By Michael Kunzelman Associated Press LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Storm surge driven by Hurricane Ike breached levees in coastal Louisiana Friday and flooded hundreds of homes in areas along the Gulf of Mexico still recovering from Gustav.

2008-09-13 12:00:14

By Juan A. Lozano and Pauline Arrillaga Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast late Friday with driving rain, crashing waves and fierce gusts, threatening to rattle the skyscrapers of America's fourth-largest city, shut down the heart of the U.S.

2008-09-13 12:00:04

Emergency officials say it may be several weeks before power can be restored to nearly five million people left in the dark by Hurricane Ike.

2008-09-13 09:00:20

U.S. emergency management officials said Saturday they are planning to move large electrical generators into areas of Texas ravaged by Hurricane Ike.

2008-09-12 18:15:00

Hurricane Ike's storm surge overwashed barrier islands on the Texas coast Friday afternoon with the center of the storm hours away from landfall. On Galveston Island, a 6-foot storm surge pounded 17-foot-high seawalls, the Houston Chronicle reported.

2008-09-12 12:00:03

Residents along the Texas Gulf coast headed to more protected areas Friday, trying to escape potent Hurricane Ike before it makes landfall.


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