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Texas Seeks Federal Help For Ike Recovery

(AP) – Governor Rick Perry today visited evacuees at shelters in San Antonio and Richmond as Hurricane Ike recovery continues.

Perry says Texas about 13,000 people are still in shelters since Ike hit on September 13th.

The deadly storm made landfall at Galveston.

Perry also says the Texas Education Agency has not yet decided how it will deal with class time missed because of Ike. Some schools didn’t resume classes until this week.

Meanwhile, some Texas leaders spent today in Washington seeking federal help.

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst says Texas likely suffered at least 11.4 billion dollars in damage from Ike.


— CenterPoint Energy says nearly three-fourths of its customers now have electricity.

— Entergy Texas reported most of its nearly 393,000 customers affected by Ike have power again.

— Houston officials say nearly 10,000 truckloads of debris have been cleared.

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