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Hurricane Ike (2008)

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Top Hurricane Ike (2008) Articles

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  • A big question mark hovers over the cruise industry

    A big question mark hovers over the cruise industry
    The first quarter of 2012 was supposed to be a sweet spot for passenger cruise lines. Wave season, as it's known, marks a time when cruise companies and travel agents roll out deep discounts on cruise vacations and rack up lots of sales. But that changed...
  • First Of Five Homes Completed From Disaster Relief Fund

    First Of Five Homes Completed From Disaster Relief Fund
    86-year-old Mary Porras lost her house in hurricane Ike in 2008, the place she'd called home since she was 11-years-old. Now she's getting the keys to the first of five homes completed from the Hurricane Ike Disaster Relief Fund. 63 other Houston area...
  • Hurricane Ike storm tracker, Galveston webcams

  • Hurricane Ike victims should 'be patient'

     
    A flooded street after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) by Frank James Not many details from the 2:30 pm federal press conference on Hurricane Ike held by Homeland......
  • Hurricane Ike alarm recalls Katrina

     
    by Frank James Some commentators have noted that the National Weather Service's warning to the Texas Gulf Coast on Hurricane Ike are enough to curdle the blood. It is truly a breathtaking alarm: LIFE THREATENING INUNDATION LIKELY! ALL NEIGHBORHOODS...AND....
  • Hurricane Ike -- feds to brief at 2:30 ET

     
    by Frank James Federal officials plan a 2:30 pm ET Hurricane Ike briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. That should give us some of the best information yet, at least when it comes to......
  • Bush: Gas-price gouging in Ike's wake?

     
    by Mark Silva President Bush, citing the damage that Hurricane Ike is causing in not only Texas, but also parts of Louisiana, said today that federal agencies will be monitoring gas prices in the midst of energy-supply disruptions to ensure......
  • Obama skips SNL due to Hurricane Ike

     
    by John McCormick With Hurricane Ike crashing onto the Texas shore, Sen. Barack Obama has decided to skip his scheduled appearance on the season premier of Saturday Night Live tonight. "In the light of the unfolding crisis in Texas, Senator......
  • Swamp Sunrise

     
    As the day started on the East Coast this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, the Gulf Coast and inland Texas were feeling the powerful effects of Hurricane Ike. It is still too early to know how much devastation the storm......
  • Hurricane Ike spurs House to break early

     
    by Frank James The House plans to adjourn early this week, today instead of tomorrow, to allow Texas lawmakers whose congressional districts are in the path of Hurricane Ike to head home to be with their constituents in their......
  • FEMA's Hurricane Ike show and tell

     
    by Frank James Earlier, I posted on the Federal Emergency Management Agency getting flak from state and local officials in Texas for not getting food, water and other critical supplies to the Hurricane Ike evacuees and even first responders. FEMA,......
  • Access to U.S. 11th largest port back to pre-Rita standards

    Access to U.S. 11th largest port back to pre-Rita standards
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completely a year-long process to improve access in the Calcasieu Channel. This work involved two dredge contracts and multiple funding sources to complete improvements to approximately 30 miles of the important...