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2008-09-24 12:00:19

Hurricane Ike evacuees Wednesday were streaming back to Galveston, Texas, jamming the interstate highway leading into the devastated Gulf Coast city. As emergency officials reopened the city, thousands of cars driving southbound into Galveston made for slow going on Interstate 45. Texas state troopers patrolled the roadway to keep frustrated motorists from driving onto the shoulders, The Houston Chronicle reported. "It's not going to be the same Galveston Island it was," City Councilman...

2008-09-23 21:00:28

HOUSTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "After loosing the 5000 pound trailer twice and surviving, running out of gas twice, changing our car out twice and getting stopped by cops, we talked to the folks from Galveston and heard about the horrors of Hurricane Ike. It had been 36 hours of driving and 12 more to go; we felt we made the right decision to come, and our quest to make a difference got a dramatic boost." -- Except from Rajiv Sanghvi's Blog (Logo:...

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2008-09-23 10:00:00

Officials from Galveston, Texas, entities say they will ask for $2.2 billion in federal disaster aid to repair the island port battered by Hurricane Ike. Galveston officials also said residents on the Galveston Island's West End would be allowed to return to their homes to assess damage but would then have to leave, the Houston Chronicle reported. Officials cautioned residents returning starting Wednesday that water and sewer systems aren't fully operational, there is no potable water and...

2008-09-22 21:00:17

By Michael Graczyk; Cain Burdeau GALVESTON, Texas - Hundreds of people whose beachfront homes were wrecked by Hurricane Ike may be barred from rebuilding under a little-noticed Texas law, and even those whose houses were spared could end up seeing them condemned by the state. Now here's the saltwater in the wound: It could be a year before the state tells these homeowners what they may or may not do. Worse, if these homeowners do lose their beachfront property, they may get nothing in...

2008-09-22 09:00:28

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gateway Energy Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: GNRG) provided today an update of the condition of its assets in light of the effects of Hurricane Ike, which made landfall near Galveston, Texas on September 12, 2008. Initial indications are that the most significant damage was incurred at the Crystal Beach facility, which has not recently provided material revenues to the Company. Gateway's other offshore assets sustained little to no damage....

2008-09-21 15:30:00

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. Wednesday, but those who live west of the seawall will be discouraged from staying because of the severe damage remaining from last week's hurricane, Ike, the Galveston (Texas) Daily News reported Sunday. Nearly half of the city's water and sewer system was operating again Saturday and city...

2008-09-21 15:30:00

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. Ugly as the city's last week and immediate future may be, the grim predictions didn't seem to scare some of the 45,000 evacuated islanders from trying to get home, even though most of the island won't...

2008-09-21 09:00:07

By CAIN BURDEAU By Cain Burdeau and Angela K. Brown The 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. Ugly as the city's past week and immediate future may be, the grim predictions didn't seem to scare some of the 45,000 evacuated islanders from trying to get home, even though...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

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. Baker's amphibious cargo hauler eased into the surf and onto the shore. To the right stood a restaurant that had been stripped to nothing more than its frame. To the left stood three rows of...

2008-09-19 03:00:19

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. The massive storm stranded more than 30,000 evacuees in shelters and left about 2 million Texans without power. The storm earlier claimed more than 80 lives in the Caribbean. Areas such as the resort barrier island of Bolivar Peninsula, just east of Galveston,...