After Humberto

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HIGH ISLAND, Texas (AP) - Some coastal Texas residents are relying on generators left over from Hurricane Rita in the afermath of Hurricane Humberto.

Thursday's Category One storm knocked out power to thousands before fizzling into a tropical depression.

Humberto sneaked up on southeast Texas and crashed ashore with heavy rains and 85 mile-per-hour winds. At least one person was killed.

At one point, 118,000 homes and businesses in Texas and Louisiana were without power.

Galveston County Emergency Management officials told residents Thursday night that it could be four days before the electricity is restored.

Land telephone lines also weren't working in some areas of the county.

In nearby Orange County, about half of the residents were without electricity.

Governor Rick Perry declared Jefferson, Orange and Galveston counties disaster areas.


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