Many Galveston Residents Return to Find Their Homes Destroyed

After spending hours in traffic that backed up for 10 miles, some Galveston residents returning for the first time since Hurricane Ike found their homes in ruins. The devastated beach town reopened to residents with stern warnings about what still lurks on the island - rotting cattle carcasses, snakes and swarms of mosquitoes - and what isn't there: drinking water, reliable electricity, medical care or sewer service.

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