Residents of Galveston were let back in today. TV reporters have been talking to those who are seeing their homes for the first time since Ike and finding out what they have left. The people of my state are amazing. Not one of them whined. Not one complained. Not one said "Why me?" Most had water 12' high in their homes. Some have lost everything, but everyone of them were happy for safe family members.
One little elderly lady said "I can put what I have left on 12 clothes hangers--- but that is OK. My family is alive. I am alive. My dog is alive--- so all is OK. God is good!
Those of my state are working at cleaning up their property, their neighborhood. In Houston, neighbors on one side of the street have power... and across the street there is none. BUT, they are helping each other and extension cords run between those who have...and those who have not!!!
I still do not understand how Ike did so very much damage. We have had far larger and more dangerous Hurricanes, but this one did so much more damage. I think it was slow moving and therein lies the problem. I do not know---- but I am MOST proud of the people of my state. They are taking it all in stride. They are working to clean up and to overcome. They are back home and even without power, they are struggling to clean up and working to get their homes back to normal.
God Bless Them!!