September 26, 2008 Houston Mayor Bill White has asked the federal government for $2 billion to help his city rebound from the impact of Hurricane Ike. He's trying to make sure Ike victims aren't forgotten in the rush to forge a Wall Street bailout.
September 21, 2008 Galveston resident Merri Edwards, a local historian, has been blogging for Weekend Edition's Sunday Soapbox since Hurricane Ike barreled through Texas. She recently returned to her home and found most of it under 3 feet of water. She has had to rent an apartment in a nearby town.
September 18, 2008 On Texas' Bolivar Peninsula, entire towns were annihilated by Hurricane Ike. Some residents can no longer tell where their houses once stood, and authorities want them to leave. Some fear that once they do, they might never be allowed back.
September 17, 2008 Oil company officials say it may be more than a week before gasoline supply problems caused by Hurricane Ike are resolved. As many refineries regain electricity and attempt to reopen, gasoline remains in high demand.
September 17, 2008 Across Texas, the Red Cross has opened shelters to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Ike. About 42,000 people slept in the shelters Saturday, and many are still using the cots lined up in gymnasiums, schools and churches — like one in Brazoria, a small town about an hour south of Houston.
September 16, 2008 Half a million people have electricity again in parts of Texas ravaged by Hurricane Ike. But nearly 4 million people are still without power, and energy companies say they are working furiously to restore full power to the Houston area.
September 16, 2008 Galveston, Texas, is moving from the search-and-rescue phase to the cleanup phase after taking a big hit from Hurricane Ike. The death toll so far has been low, but conditions are degrading. And some who weathered the storm on the island — despite dire evacuation orders from officials — remain defiant.
September 15, 2008 In the wake of Hurricane Ike, FEMA officials began handing out supplies at distribution points around Houston. At one site, people waited for hours in lines that stretched around the block.
September 15, 2008 After Hurricane Ike, thousands are still without power, food and water. We visit a FEMA distribution center where families have been waiting in line for as many as four hours for ice, water and food. With supplies running scarce, one store charged $21 for a bag of charcoal, a woman says.
September 15, 2008 Hurricane Ike slammed the Gulf Coast over the weekend. Blogger Daniel Perry is a resident of Houston, Texas. He and his family decided to stay at their home and brace themselves for Ike's impact.