Sunday, September 14, 2008

High waters and rain hamper flood efforts

Flood levels continued to hamper rescue efforts after Hurricane Ike following heavy downpours and as water piled into the ship channel and Houston drainage system rushed toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Millions remain without power and many have no water or are forced to use bottled or boiled water because of low water pressure. Long lines for ice and gas are found throughout the Houston area.

Although media access has been limited, the hardest hit areas appear to be the Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach, west Galveston Island, and areas near Port Arthur, although the later city escaped the worse damage.

Times Online
It's race against time to save Ike stalwarts
The Associated Press - 36 minutes ago
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Rescue crews canvassed neighborhoods inundated by Ike's storm surge early Sunday morning, racing against time to save those who spent a second harrowing night trapped amid flattened houses, strewn debris and downed power lines.
Video: Hurricane Ike Evacuees Are Anxious to Go Home AssociatedPress
Massive hunt for Ike survivors USA Today
Los Angeles Times - New York Times - Washington Post - New York Daily

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