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By JON GAMBRELL By Jon Gambrell The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas Residents of this hurricane-wrecked island city launched an ill- advised attempt to return to their crippled hometown Wednesday but instead fumed in hours of gridlocked traffic only to be turned away at the bridge.
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.
Some areas of Texas hit by Hurricane Ike may be without electricity for several weeks, utility officials said.
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.
Some Texas officials say there will be second thoughts about rebuilding along the coastline where Hurricane Ike came ashore. The hurricane battered homes and businesses in areas where state officials had earlier proposed limiting construction to prevent beach erosion.
The Texas-New Mexico Power Company, a provider of electrical transmission and distribution services, has continued to assess damage caused by Hurricane Ike and is restoring power to more of its customers in the Gulf Coast region of Texas.
BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas (AP) -- Rescuers say they've found 60 survivors on an isolated barrier island devastated by Hurricane Ike. Rescuers have tried for nearly three days to get in to find out how Bolivar Peninsula residents fared during the massive storm.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.