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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  • by Lakien Location: Kirbyville Texas on Nov 13, 2008 at 06:33 AM
    I currently attend Kirbyville High school where i am involved with several different organizations. D.E.C.A. which is a marketing program is trying to find how and Where we can be involved in helping these people recover from this natural disater. Do they need water, Ice, Food etc? Anyone with information please contact me at Life_of_tha_party09@yahoo.com. Thank you Lakien Gill
  • by Joe Jablonski & Bill Sharpless Location: North Ft. Myers Fl. on Sep 21, 2008 at 08:43 PM
    We own our own Construction Co.and hurricane window film business in Fl.We spent many months in Home Stead Fl. after Andrew hit. Now we would like to come to TX and help start with the rebuilding. do you know who?or what we need to do to get this started. we have are own trailor and generators and can come self contained with tools,labor and over 27 yrs of construction experiance on residential and commercial projects. Please contact me @ (239) 896-4149 or on my e-mail. Thank you for considering us to help you. Joe Jablonski
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