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2008-09-23 03:00:15

GALVESTON, Texas - Hundreds of people whose beachfront homes were wrecked by Hurricane Ike might 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. If these homeowners do lose their property, they might not be compensated at all by the state. The reason: A...

2008-09-22 15:00:47

Officials say Hurricane Ike has left utilities in Houston with a huge repair bill that will most likely result in higher electricity rates for area residents. Under deregulation, Texas ratepayers are responsible for the expense of maintaining and expanding the power grid in the state, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday. CenterPoint Energy spokeswoman Leticia Lowe says the company will likely ask the Public Utility Commission of Texas to unfreeze its rates and pass along Ike's repair...

2008-09-22 09:00:08

By Angela K. Brown and Cain Burdeau Associated Press ANAHUAC, Texas -- Wearing jeans and rubber boots, clutching Bibles and weeping between hymns, residents of the storm-shattered Texas coast comforted each other Sunday at makeshift church services that provided more than a respite from Hurricane Ike cleanup. About 50 people came together on a basketball court outside the Oak Island Baptist Church, just south of Interstate 10 about a mile from the tip of Trinity Bay. They sat on folding...

2008-09-22 03:00:27

By Anonymous Oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are restoring production in the wake of hurricanes Ike and Gustav, the Minerals Management Service said today. About 99.9 percent of the oil production and 93.8 percent of the natural gas production in the Gulf has been on pause because of the hurricanes. Under normal conditions, an estimated 1.3 million barrels of oil and 7.4 billion cubic feet of gas is produced per day in the Gulf. As of 11:30 a.m. today, 562 production...

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 00:00:21

Oncor's work is done in East Texas, according to Oncor Senior Vice President for Distribution Brenda Pulis. As of Saturday, every home or business in southeast Texas affected by Hurricane Ike that could take electricity had power. Some homes and businesses may be too damaged to be restored. At the peak of Hurricane Ike's impact on Sept. 13, 108,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Lufkin, Nacogdoches and Tyler areas. "Oncor crews have worked hard to return electric...

2008-09-20 12:15:00

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. A lone pump was back on at a gas station about two blocks behind the Galveston seawall. Cell phone service was mostly restored and power was gradually coming back on. More than half of Houston still didn't have electricity, though, and...

2008-09-19 21:00:00

BEAUMONT, Texas, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Texas, Inc. today reports more than 214,000 customers impacted by Hurricane Ike now have power. With almost 178,000 still in need of electricity, that puts the restoration rate at 55 percent. Also, Entergy Corporation has announced a partnership with the Foundation for the Mid South to create the Entergy Hurricane Relief Fund to be used to help disaster victims restore their lives in the aftermath of hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Entergy...

2008-09-19 18:00:24

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. The University of Texas Medical Branch, a major hospital and trauma center in hard-hit Galveston, is closed because of water and wind damage. "We are getting slammed," says Jamie McCarthy, director of emergency...


Latest Texas hurricanes Reference Libraries

Low Pressure Development Near The Gulf Coast
2012-06-15 02:30:39

As of 2:30pm Friday afternoon an area of disturbed weather has intensified in coverage over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. At this time the NHC has given the area a 0% of development. As it continues to track westward across the Gulf of Mexico it will bring increased winds/seas and heavy precipitation to the area. Severe weather also can’t be ruled out with this system as it continues westward over the next couple of days. Places that are going to be impacted with increased seas will be any...

Heavy Rain Batters The Gulf Coast From Louisiana To The Florida Panhandle
2012-07-10 17:50:51

GULF COAST UNITED STATES The weekend of June 8-10, 2012 was one of the wettest weekends in a very long time for this region. Thunderstorms and very heavy rain started in the middle of the afternoon on Friday and continued all the way through Sunday Night. An upper level feature began to slide through Eastern Texas towards the Gulf of Mexico and this interacted with a quasi-stationary front that was situated along the Northern Gulf Coast. The two features acted together to create a very...

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