Galveston Mayor Headed To D.C. To Seek Federal Aid

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) - About one-third of the utility customers in the
Houston area remain without electricity today due to Hurricane Ike.
Here's more on Ike recovery efforts in Southeast Texas:
-- Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas will be in Washington this
week seeking more than two billion dollars in federal aid.
Ike made landfall at Galveston on September 13th -- displacing
most of the 57,000 or so residents. Many are expected to be allowed
to return on Wednesday.
-- Entergy Texas, which serves most of Southeast Texas east of
the Trinity River, expects to have electricity restored to its
hardest-hit areas by Sunday.
-- American Red Cross officials say only about 7,600 evacuees
remain in shelters around the state.
-- Governor Rick Perry is encouraging donations to the Texas
Disaster Relief Fund to help communities slammed by Ike. Perry has
unveiled a public service announcement.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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