Today is the first day of hurricane season 2009. Good Morning America broadcast from Galveston today so I thought I would put of a slide show of the island post-Ike. I promised mom I would put this up a long time ago and I thought this was timely. Here is a run down of what I know:
-UTMB was approved for the money from the state legislature they need to rebuild the hospitals. However, as you will see in the pictures, there is alot of steps to have happen before the conditions of the school are changed.
-Most recently I heard that 60% of Galveston businesses are open.
-There is a long ways to go, but we have come a long ways too. All in all, it seems that the city has done well with the rebuilding process and we are starting to see changes.
-It is still difficult to get contractor and homes redone. John's boss just moved back into his loft last week. We have other friends who are still living in 1 or 2 rooms of the upstairs of their house until they are fully functional again. We have still other friends who have not moved back to their houses at all. It will still be a while until life is "normal" for many of these people.
The following pictures were taken within the last month or two in Galveston. Although some of these pictures are outdated, most of them are the same today.