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10/05/08 National

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, many are missing and presumed dead in Galveston, Texas, according to the New York Times and the USA Today.

The New York Times put the number of missing at 34 with some presumed dead, while the USA Today said according to the Laura Recovery Center, 200 from Galveston are missing, with the number going up and down by the minute.

The USA Today then dedicated four or five paragraphs to four individual victims who have been found dead or are presumed dead. For all of them the article cited the last words of the victims to family members they contacted by phone.

The New York Times named a few of the victim’s but also told the story of people looking for family members and told the stories of some survivors. It also talked to rescue workers, who are going door to door searching the rubble for bodies.