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Ten Years After Hurricane Ike Hit Galveston, Money To Rebuild Public Housing Remains Unspent. Bureaucracy and opposition from ... It has been ten years since Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast, but some Galveston residents are still trying to rebuild, while others have left. And some say there's a kind of ...
A team including an Iowa State University researcher studied Galveston, Texas, homes following Hurricane Ike, finding that the types of housing and homeowners – and how U.S. recovery policy handles each – played a major role in recovery outcomes. Sara Hamideh, an assistant professor of community ...

In the years after Hurricane Ike, the city of Houston received more than $200 million from HUD. A total of $45 million went to the Houston Housing Authority. Of that total, Governing.com reports that the agency has to date spent only $12 million, using those funds to build a total of 154 affordable housing units ...
By Neena Satija. When Tory Gunsolley learned that his agency was about to receive $40 million in federal recovery funds in the wake of Hurricane Ike, he was thrilled. It was 2011, and the Houston Housing Authority director had recently taken the job after leaving a similar position in Newark.
When Tory Gunsolley learned that his agency was about to receive $40 million in federal recovery funds in the wake of Hurricane Ike, he was thrilled. It was 2011, and the Houston Housing Authority director had recently taken the job after leaving a similar position in Newark. He immediately realized that ...
Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula a decade after Hurricane Ike. A empty slab sits next to a new beach house on Saturday,. Buy Photo .... empty slab sits next to a new beach house on Saturday, March 10, 2018 on Bolivar Peninsula. The area was devastated when Hurricane Ike hit the peninsula in 2008.

Even as the Gulf Coast grapples with Hurricane Harvey recovery, a Tribune report has found that Houston hasn't spent all of the money allocated for recovery from Hurricane Ike, a storm that hit 10 years ago. The $40 million in federal money was intended for construction of 2,000 housing units. Only about ...
PORT BOLIVAR, Texas — Over a plate of fried oysters, Sid Bose recounted what was left of Bolivar Peninsula in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. "We were gone — wiped out. Thirty-five hundred homes on this peninsula (were destroyed)," Bose said. "It changed everything." On Sept. 13, 2008, Ike made ...
BEAUMONT — The Jefferson County Commissioners Court is putting together a “wish list” for future flood prevention. The 404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program will consider $228,452,000 worth of projects to be submitted to the state of Texas for Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. County Judge Jeff ...
The state was ripped up in 2008 by the remnants of Hurricane Ike. Another major disaster declaration involved a record snowfall in late 2004, and yet another stemmed from a 1981 series of chemical explosions in Louisville sewers. Flooding on the Ohio and Mississippi River are all common occurrences as ...
And they want to undertake a project known as the coastal spine, which was first proposed after Hurricane Ike in 2008. That $6 billion to $10 billion project — also called the “Ike Dike” — proposes barriers to protect the area from storm surge coming into Galveston Bay. This “will be very different than the last ...
And they want to undertake a project known as the costal spine, which was first proposed after Hurricane Ike in 2008. That $6 billion to $10 billion project proposes barriers to protect the area from storm surge coming into Galveston Bay. This “will be very different than the last several decades when things ...
Nearly a decade later, the two Gulf Coast communities are unique examples of what can happen after a town-altering hurricane blows through. Casey Jackson/Caller-Times. by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. Morning Finance | LendingTree Quotes · Forget Your 401k if you Own a Home (Do ...
The system is supported by the Texas A&M Forest Service and was first deployed during Hurricane Ike. Its largest deployment was in response to Hurricane Harvey, with nearly 1,000 firefighters and 294 departments responding. Featured photo: Crews working on the Lake Bottom Fire in Lubbock County, ...
In comparison, more than a dozen violations were identified and cleanups carried out following 2008's Hurricane Ike in the state. Based on widespread air monitoring, officials repeatedly assured the public that post-Harvey air pollution posed no health threat. But the EPA official in charge now says these ...
The report states that slow rebuilding of public housing after Hurricane Ike in 2008 has made Galveston “less economically diverse and a city that is likely to face serious workforce challenges.” It notes that the city has replaced only about half the public housing torn down after the storm a decade later.
The plan has been described as a coastal spine—dubbed the “Ike Dike” by Texas A&M University, Sallese said, because it was conceived shortly after Hurricane Ike devastated the coast in 2008. GCCPRD works closely with the Army Corps of Engineers to share data as the Corps works on its own study of ...

Following Hurricane Ike, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety extensively studied the damage on the Bolivar Peninsula as well as the storm itself, and published a report and recommendations to help the area rebuild stronger. We say once again: Texas, we can build stronger. Plainly stated: ...
Matagorda County will be receiving $1.2 million in much-needed hurricane relief funds, allocated for damage from Hurricane Ike. It was September 2008 when Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Coast killing 113 people and causing an estimated $30 billion in damages. kA 4=2DDlQA`QmkDA2?
Terrebonne Parish officials have purchased six of the needed backup generators for local pump stations in preparation for hurricane season. Parish President Gordy Dove said he noticed a problem of relying on electric pumps a few months ago and has since authorized the purchase of generators and the ...
Terrebonne Parish officials have purchased six of the needed backup generators for local pump stations in preparation for hurricane season. Parish President Gordy Dove said he noticed a problem of relying on electric pumps a few months ago and has since authorized the purchase of generators and the ...
According to a DETCOG statement, the proposed amendment would allocate about $513,323 in Hurricane Ike de-obligated non-housing funds to DETCOG to fund a market analysis and cost study for development of a fiber optic broadband network to provide high-speed internet and data services to all 12 ...
"It has been nine years since Hurricane Ike and we're not anywhere closer to having a coastal spine barrier, and it's because we have poor leadership at the county level," he said. "I will provide the leadership to bring us an Ike Dike, hopefully before the next hurricane." Cox said he would push local ...
But only a few years later, that record was broken in Texas by Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 ($5 billion), Hurricane Rita in 2005 ($24 billion), and Hurricane Ike in 2008 ($35 billion). In fact, of the top ten costliest hurricanes of all time in the U.S., nine have been since 2004, and half have been in the past five ...
The past decade has seen a series of hits to the state's oyster industry, starting in 2008 when Hurricane Ike's storm surge buried Galveston Bay oyster reefs under several inches of silt. “Hurricane Ike changed the oyster fishery and consequently the oyster resources in the entire state of Texas,” Robinson ...
Bujan admits that full recovery for businesses, homes, rental properties, and government buildings could take three to five years, a time frame other Texas coastal cities like Galveston and Crystal Beach have found to be true in their recovery from Hurricane Ike in 2008. "Absolutely," Bujan said. "And if I'm ...
The Houston Chronicle reports that several school districts, cities and other government agencies are still waiting for a Texas insurer to pay nearly $60 million in claims from Hurricane Ike, adding to more insurance worries in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association ...
It was Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, when Hurricane Ike ripped through the Houston area, claiming the lives of dozens in Texas. The powerful category 2 storm ravaged the Gulf Coast after making landfall that day around 2 a.m., flattening homes and obliterating entire towns and creating a huge storm surge that ...
CINCINNATI - A surprisingly fierce wind storm from Hurricane Ike threw a knockout punch at the Tri-State on Sept. 14, 2008, cutting power to nearly 90 percent of Duke Energy customers and paralyzing some neighborhoods and communities for up to a week. Some 782,000 of Duke's 900,000 customers in ...
... Since Last Hurricane Hit TX. Meteorologist Domenica Davis looks at Hurricane Ike, which was the last hurricane to hit Texas nine years ago. ... Harvey is the first Texas landfalling hurricane in almost nine years, since infamous Hurricane Ike devastated the Upper Texas coast. Harvey made landfall on the ...
Hurricane Harvey is less than 24 hours away from the Texas coast and residents might be feeling out of practice when it comes to dealing with major storms. Harvey's arrival will mark the first hurricane to hit Texas since Ike, as well as the first hurricane of that magnitude to hit Texas in more than a decade.
Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston in 2008 and touched off a fierce battle over whether to rebuild the city's destroyed public housing. A decade later, less than half of it has been replaced. The prolonged saga offers a cautionary tale for Texas as it launches the long-term recovery process after Hurricane ...
Former Riverside president Earnest Gibson III, his son, and two of his colleagues were convicted of Medicare fraud in 2014. The hospital declared bankruptcy two years later, after an audit proved Riverside misused a $32 million Hurricane Ike recovery grant from FEMA. /. MORE: UH Professor And Students ...


 

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