Ike Texas Death Toll Now 35

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Two more bodies have been found close to
where Hurricane Ike thundered ashore, bringing the Texas death toll
to 35 and the national total to 70.
A search-and-rescue team Saturday made the discovery in debris
fields on Goat Island, located off the devastated resort area of
Bolivar Peninsula. The bodies were taken to the Galveston County
medical examiner's office.
Galveston County Sheriff's Office Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo said he
had no other information about the victims.
More than one million people evacuated the Texas coast due to Ike.
The storm caused flooding and deaths as far away as Pennsylvania
and Illinois.

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