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The City of Galveston is getting millions of dollars from FEMA to replace a water pumping station that was damaged by Hurricane Ike over four years ago.
Hurricane Ike rammed into the Texas coast in 2008, causing more than $50 billion in damage. Nowhere was the impact more evident than Galveston. The city still faces challenges related to Ike, but many leaders are optimistic about rebuilding efforts.
It looks like this year's hurricane season will be busier than usual. That's according the hurricane forecast from Colorado State University.
Houston-based ImpactWeather is forecasting this year's Atlantic hurricane season will be more severe than last year's. A storm in the Gulf of Mexico would affect Houston-area businesses, even if it misses the region altogether.
Texas A&M in Galveston is getting financial help in its efforts to develop a storm surge protection system.
Galveston County's Emergency Management Coordinator will be in Washington Tuesday to testify before a House committee looking into FEMA's response to Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
As Hurricane Sandy begins slamming the northeast, emergency planners in New York City are using some of the things they learned here in the Houston area during Hurricane Ike four years ago.
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The sun may be out now, but weather forecasters tell us we're not out of the woods when it comes to drenching thunderstorms. They expect one more round of heavy rain before it clears in time for Mother's Day.