Hunt Is On For Generators, Gasoline In Houston

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Houston residents Evelyn Al-Dubais and Linda Coen and their new generator. i

Evelyn Al-Dubais (left) and her mother, Linda Coen, of southwest Houston lost power during Hurricane Ike. On Sunday, they went to Home Depot to buy a generator. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Houston residents Evelyn Al-Dubais and Linda Coen and their new generator.

Evelyn Al-Dubais (left) and her mother, Linda Coen, of southwest Houston lost power during Hurricane Ike. On Sunday, they went to Home Depot to buy a generator.

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Basic necessities are still out of reach for many people in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Few stores are open, and those that are have long lines of customers. One Home Depot that was open had people swarming for generators and other supplies.

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