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Officials blamed at least 28 deaths on Ike, the hurricane that cut a path of destruction across several states before breaking up in the nation's midsection. It's also likely to be the second most costly storm in U.S.
By IAN URBINA By Ian Urbina The New York Times GALVESTON, Texas For thousands of people stuck on an increasingly fetid Galveston Island, the aftermath of Hurricane Ike is proving to be far worse than the storm itself.
As Hurricane Ike's floodwaters receded, thousands of volunteers went into waist-deep waters along the Texas coast to perform a remarkable feat: Float through every flooded street, knock on every door, find every person who stayed through the storm.
By Clifford Krauss and Ian Urbina Clifford Krauss reported from Houston and Ian Urbina from Galveston, Texas. Reporting was contributed by James C. McKinley from Houston, Thayer Evans from Galveston, Rick Rojas from College Station, Texas, and Anahad O'Connor from New York.
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.
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.
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.
Howling ashore with 110 mph winds, Hurricane Ike ravaged the Texas coast Saturday, flooding thousands of homes and businesses, shattering windows in Houston's skyscrapers and knocking out power to millions of people.
Residents along the Texas Gulf coast headed to more protected areas Friday, trying to escape potent Hurricane Ike before it makes landfall.
This island city is in the midst of a building boom. The only problem? Galveston is sinking.
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