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This is another snapshot of Galveston 8 hours before Hurricane Ike landed.

You all knew that the next morning it became worse.

As Galveston persisted in trying to keep evacuated residents out, the city pressed the thousands who have been hunkered down since the storm hit to leave. There is a growing threat of disease, with the state health commissioner reporting cases of respiratory illnesses, minor traumas such as burns and falls, as well as stress and fatigue.

The University of Texas Medical Branch hospital won't be able to take patients for a month or more, forcing doctors to send the seriously injured by air to Houston or elsewhere for treatment.

The misery of local people has only been at the start.



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