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Bank of America forecloses on home destroyed by Hurricane Ike

Seabrook - A Texas man recently learned the Bank of America tried to foreclose on his home, a home that no longer exists. The home was destroyed in 2008 when Hurricane Ike swept through his area with 110 mph winds leaving behind dozens of destroyed homes.

Hurricane Irene batters Caribbean, aims for Florida coast

Tropical Storm Irene was upgraded to a hurricane after she battered Puerto Rico packing 80 mph winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Irene, the first named storm of the season, has her eye on Florida and is expected to impact the Sunshine State by the weekend.

Residents Return to Bolivar Peninsula Devastation

Two weeks after Hurricane Ike struck, the residents of Bolivar Peninsula were allowed to return home for a “look and leave” on Friday. Houses are gone and the land is drastically altered.

FEMA Nixes Ice For Hurricane Survivors

FEMA has said no to ice for those dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Stating that ice can't be brought into Texas because of new rules FEMA is taking a risk with the lives of those in the hot climate state.

Over Two Thirds of Nashville, Tennessee Gas Stations Are Out of Gas

Nashville's gas stations are reeling from the high costs. At least 85 per cent of stations in the Nashville area were out of gas.

Many Ike Victims to Lose Land to the State of Texas

The State of Texas may prohibit many people whose homes were destroyed from rebuilding under the Texas Open Beaches Act – a law that’s been in effect since 1959. Many homeowners may lose their property and not be compensated.

The Only Structure Standing for Miles

Photographs taken by a private helicopter pilot Monday reveal the unimaginable extent of damage in Galveston and on Bolivar Peninsula. Only one structure, a yellow house, was left standing for miles.

Where Are The Missing People from Hurricane Ike?

Five days following a direct hit from Ike, search and rescue teams have evacuated many people and recovered five dead. Still, many are missing and even believed to have been washed away. And the common question remains: "Has anyone seen.....?"

Galveston Has Robert's Lafitte Helping Comfort Residents

The few remaining residents staying in Galveston may be at Robert's Lafitte, a gay bar, instead of listening to authorities to leave town. The bar is one of two to reopen since Hurricane Ike came calling last week.

Bolivar Rescuers Arrive Monday to Find Whole Subdivisions Obliterated

More than 48 hours after Hurricane Ike few photos or videos exist to document the devastation on Bolivar Peninsula. Emergency workers arrived for the first time today expecting to find more victims as waters recede.

Op-Ed: Escaping Ike Before The Mandatory Evacuation

Despite knowing its track and the potential deadly outcome, many coastal residents chose to ignore evacuation orders in the wake of Hurricane Ike. The gamble proved devastating for some. But the question remains: Why play with the beast?

Hurricane Ike Poised to Cause 'Certain Death' If Texas Residents Don't Evacuate

Hurricane Ike has escalated into a serious threat for coastal Texas, the National Weather Service announced late Thursday night. Residents living in single-family homes who don't heed warnings to evacuate face "certain death," official warned.
 

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