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To protect Houston and Galveston from future hurricanes, a Rice University-led team of experts recommends building a floodgate across the Houston Ship Channel adding new levees to protect densely populated areas on Galveston Island and the developed west side of Galveston Bay.
Three weeks after Hurricane Ike hit Texas, at least 34 people from the Bolivar Peninsula, where the storm did the worst damage, are missing, and some are presumed dead, said Galveston County officials and the Laura Recovery Center, a nonprofit organization that has tracked missing people for the county.
By Michael Graczyk Associated Press GILCHRIST, Texas -- One of North America's renowned bird- migration and bird-watching areas is strangely silent. Blame Hurricane Ike.
The coastal devastation from Hurricane Ike has caused one of North America's renowned bird migration and watching areas to become strangely silent.
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