Evacuees Return to Battered Galveston

Damage varies widely in Texas town hit by Ike
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 24, 2008 2:31 PM CDT
Gina Hadley walks through what's left of her home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Heaps of furniture and electronics lined Galveston's streets as evacuees returned to the Texan island to salvage their belongings, the Galveston County Daily News reports. Some were spared from Hurricane Ike’s wrath altogether, while others discovered their homes completely flattened. In the city's central housing projects, first-floor residents found dead pets in courtyards that were submerged under 8 feet of water during the storm.