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Rescuers search Ike's path

Thousands of volunteers are searching for victims of Hurricane Ike on the Texas and Louisiana Coast according to an AP story in the Denver Post.

As of Sunday, Sept. 14, authorities have rescued around 2,000 people.

Rescuers are now going door to door to try and find life.

"If we save ONE it's worth it. It doesn't matter to us. We help everybody we come across," Capt. Perry Manuel of the Port Arthur Fire Department told the AP.

According to the New York Times, the death toll has risen to eight.

They also reported more than 140,000 Texans refused orders to evacuate and are now are stranded, waiting for emergency teams.

President Bush will be traveling to Texas on Tuesday to assess the storm's aftermath.

“This is a tough storm, and it’s one that is going to require time for people to recover,? Bush told the New York Times.

Officials are telling residents to not come back until their local officials have declared it safe.