As of late Wednesday nearly two million people in the areas affected by Ike were in the dark, though power had been restored to more than a million households, Texas Governor Rick Perry said. "Restoring power is a top priority now that search and rescue efforts are concluding," said Perry.
Search and rescue efforts along the
Galveston Mayor Lyn Ada Thomas on Wednesday urged people who chose to remain in the island-city when Ike struck to leave. Some 15,000 are believed to still be in
Galveston, TX, September 12, 2008 -- This neighborhood is beginning to flood as waters rise in areas throughout the city as Hurricane Ike approaches the east coast of Texas. Shot by Jocelyn Augustino, apparently under FEMA's authority. Wikimedia Commons