Ike-battered Galveston allowing residents home

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thousands of Galveston, Texas, residents who evacuated ahead of Hurricane Ike finally get to go back home today.

One city official warns: "it's not going to be the same."

Galveston still only has limited medical, power, water and sewer system capabilities. Storm damage is so bad on the island's west end that residents can only visit their homes. They'll have to stay somewhere else.

Those on other parts of the island who plan to stay are being told to bring their own food, water and gasoline. A curfew remains in effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

City leaders also are trying to set up a shuttle service to take those living in temporary shelters back to their houses during the day so they can make repairs and clean up.

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