Saturday, September 13, 2008

Covering the Aftermath

Late last night, officials in Galveston were asking journalists to use discretion when shooting what they found in Ike's wake... presumably they were talking about bodies of those who chose to stay on the island.  Despite warnings of "certain death" and urgent pleas to leave before the storm surge covered our little sandbar community.

Today... Galveston city manager Steve LeBlanc reports that at least 17 buildings -- some of them homes -- burned to the ground during the storm due to firefighters' inability to respond as high winds whipped the island.  Search teams are still combing the city, but remarkably no fatalities have been reported on Galveston Island.

No comments: