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Authorities in hurricane-hit Galveston, Texas, say residents can start returning home at mid-week now that nearly half the city's water system is working again. Residents can begin returning at 6 a.m.
By Cain Burdeau and Angela K. Brown Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Rats, raw sewage and a no-excuses curfew await exiled residents who try to return to storm-wrecked Galveston Island when it reopens this week, officials warned Saturday, a week after Hurricane Ike came thundering ashore.
By CAIN BURDEAU By Cain Burdeau and Angela K.
By Juan A. Lozano and Christopher Sherman Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Hurricane Ike's death toll kept creeping higher Friday, a week after the storm's winds arrived, though there were signs of progress on Galveston Island and back on the mainland.
Medical officials in Texas treating patients for Hurricane Ike-related maladies or other ailments say the storm also created a near health disaster. The Texas public health commission warned of a public health crisis if post-hurricane conditions persist for long, the USA Today.
Texas Gulf Coast oil refineries closed by Hurricane Ike, have begun sputtering back to life, company officials said. The area includes the two largest oil refineries in the country, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday.
By MATTHEW JONES By Matthew Jones The Virginian-Pilot GALVESTON, Texas The landing craft approached the shore, looking for a place to wedge itself into the sand. "Brace for the beach," yelled Chief Warrant Officer Tim Baker. The craft shuddered, then the boat's front gate descended.
By MICHAEL GRACZYK By Michael Graczyk and Cain Burdeau The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas Hundreds of people whose beachfront homes were wrecked by Hurricane Ike may be barred from rebuilding under a little-noticed Texas law.
By Donna Leinwand Texas hospitals slammed as post-hurricane conditions deteriorate HOUSTON -- A 30-year-old man falls 25 feet from a cherry picker, smacking his head and breaking his leg so badly that bone pokes through his thigh.
GALVESTON, Texas - Hurricane Ike has killed 47 people since hitting the Gulf Coast over the weekend, officials said Tuesday as President Bush surveyed the damage by helicopter and urged Americans to donate money to victims.
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