Saturday, September 13, 2008

17 structures down but nobody found dead in Galveston (at least so far)

Looks like no one in Galveston was killed by Hurricane Ike, Isle officials say, based on what they know so far. of 2 p.m., authorities had searched 42 building for survivors and found about 27 people who needed to be sheltered. Seventeen structures in the city have collapsed, 10 of them because of fire, officials said. There is no power or running water on the island.

CIty manager Steve LeBlanc said no Galveston resident was killed in the storm “that we know of at this point.”

LeBlanc said the island remains closed and that a citywide curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m will remain in place for at least two more days.

The mayor said she has been most struck by the damage to the western end of the island where more than 40 percent of the city’s residents live.


Anonymous said...

Do you know anything about Casa del Mar. Our sister lives on the first floor & refused to leave.
61st & Seawall Blvd???

Thank you anyone for information:

Banjo Jones said...

if i hear anything, i'll post it as comment here.