Hurricane Ike Recovery Efforts Continue

One week away from Hurricane Ike's landfall and now it's clear that the economic impact will be felt for some time.

Saturday, Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke with area leaders in Chambers County, Texas about what they face in the coming months.

Cattle ranchers were hit hard with up to four-thousand heads of cattle killed right away. Those numbers could rise as cattle could die from drinking water or eating the grass tainted by salt.

In Texas, power has already been restored to more than half of the customers. However, about half of the one-point-million customers without power live in the Houston area.

Governor Perry said that more than 20-thousand people still remain in shelters, while about five million people have received ice, water or food during the first week of recovery from Hurricane Ike.

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