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2008-09-28 15:00:21

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK When Seaman Daniel Miles first flew into Galveston, Texas, from his ship a week ago, he didn't see the damage from Hurricane Ike that was depicted in news reports. "Up top, everything looked OK," he said Saturday, upon returning to Norfolk Naval Station. "Once we got down on the ground, we saw the water damage." Miles, and more than 1,000 sailors and Marines aboard the Norfolk- based amphibious assault ship Nassau, soon...

2008-09-28 15:00:21

By Amanda Milkovits "I've been to a lot of hurricanes, and this is the worst I've ever seen," says Brooke Lawrence, of West Greenwich. Joanne Ramsey inched the emergency response vehicle down roads narrowed by hurricane-strewn debris and looked for survivors of Hurricane Ike along the coast of Texas. Behind the driver's seat, there were tubs filled with baked beans, sausages, apples, peaches and cookies. People from a Southern Baptist church in North Carolina had made the meals under...

2008-09-26 00:00:18

By The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Ten days after Hurricane Ike, this devastated beach town reopened to residents Wednesday with stern warnings about what still lurks on the island - rotting cattle carcasses, snakes and swarms of mosquitoes - and what isn't there: drinking water, reliable electricity, medical care or sewer service.After spending hours in traffic that backed up for 10 miles, some residents found their homes in ruins."I wasn't prepared for this," taxi driver...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By Juan A. Lozano Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Ten days after Hurricane Ike, this devastated beach town reopened to residents Wednesday with stern warnings about what still lurks on the island -- rotting cattle carcasses, snakes and swarms of mosquitoes -- and what isn't there: drinking water, reliable electricity, medical care or sewer service. After spending hours in traffic that backed up for 10 miles, some residents found their homes in ruins. "I wasn't prepared for this,"...

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...