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Old 09-14-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Still in shock over the devastation from IKE in the Houston/Galveston area. Obviously the immediate needs are already in play....FEMA, Salvation Army, Red Cross efforts....being greatly utilized....but we're looking at long term recovery assistance in the near future. If anyone hears of any organizations being pulled together please post it for us!
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:36 AM
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Major kudos to HEB and approximately 200 volunteers--they are in Houston helping out.

abc13.com Blog: HEB bringing relief supplies to Houston (http://ktrk.typepad.com/abc13/2008/09/heb-bringing-re.html - broken link)

Locally, the SA Food Bank has been flooded with volunteers, too.
Volunteers flood Food Bank (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/Volunteers_flood_Food_Bank.html - broken link)


Also, the Good SAmaritan Donation Drive is on Monday:
Ike: Good SAmaritan Donation Drive | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Major kudos to HEB and approximately 200 volunteers--they are in Houston helping out.

abc13.com Blog: HEB bringing relief supplies to Houston (http://ktrk.typepad.com/abc13/2008/09/heb-bringing-re.html - broken link)

Locally, the SA Food Bank has been flooded with volunteers, too.
Volunteers flood Food Bank (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/Volunteers_flood_Food_Bank.html - broken link)


Also, the Good SAmaritan Donation Drive is on Monday:
Ike: Good SAmaritan Donation Drive | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News
Thanks for all those links! Great info~ If anyone hears of other longer term help, IE construction and rebuilding efforts for volunteers please pass it on. It's really too early for that now as most people haven't really wrapped their arms around what's happened to that area. I know of a number of people who would be ready to head that way to assist with repairs and rebuilding.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:39 AM
 
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i will be driving up there this weekend if my close firends on the island are allowed to go back on, even if it is on curfew restrictions. i lived on the west end and most recently on the strand. its a mess!
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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i will be driving up there this weekend if my close firends on the island are allowed to go back on, even if it is on curfew restrictions. i lived on the west end and most recently on the strand. its a mess!
Um, they're trying to get people out of there so they can clean up.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:06 PM
 
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Um, they're trying to get people out of there so they can clean up.
Yea, but I understand they will need as many community organizers as they can get...
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:42 PM
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Um, they're trying to get people out of there so they can clean up.
I heard the mayor of Galveston on the radio today describing how the city is planning to enact a program where evacuees can go onto the island to check up on their homes, but they must leave after checking up. It's called "look and leave."

El Paso/Las Cruces News, Weather, Sports and Entertainment - KDBC 4 - We are CBS! | Galveston mayor announces "look and leave" policy (http://www.kdbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=9018972&nav=menu608_2_5 - broken link)
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:47 PM
 
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Yup. Only open for residents, no one else. And it turned into a bit of a traffic nightmare today.

They're still trying to evacuate people out. We're still receiving them in SA....
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:59 PM
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They're still trying to evacuate people out. We're still receiving them in SA....
Right. I heard an explanation on the news today that the evacuee program for Ike will differ from the program that was in place for Katrina. SA is to be used as more of a temporary stop until the government can set up shelters that are closer to the Houston and Beaumont areas.

On a related note, it's eerie to be driving on the interstates and see the Transguide signs flashing "Do not travel to Houston and Beaumont." I saw that for the first time today.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:01 PM
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According to the Houston Chronicle, the Look and Leave has been suspended after only 6 hours.

Twenty-six new distribution sites created in Houston | Front page | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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