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Destruction in Texas

The Washington Postt reported that those in the Texas Gulf Coast area have begun to assess the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike.

Ike’s 110-mph winds and heavy rains left heavy damage across the eastern coast of Texas. Though storm surges were smaller than predicted, the storm washed away homes and left as many as 2 million people without power.

According to a report from CNN, Ike is believed to have caused 13 deaths as of Sunday evening, three of the deaths in Galveston County, Texas.

As a result of flooding, power outages, and widespread debris, Houston has enacted a weeklong curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Looting was also cited as another reason for the curfew enactment.