Texas Powering Up

Power has been restored to more than half the customers in Texas whose electricity was cut by Hurricane Ike, but state officials say about 1.2 million are still in the dark.

Oncor, one of the state's largest utilities, says it's restored power to all 108,000 of its customers in east Texas who lost power from the storm.

Authorities blame Ike and its remnants for 26 deaths in Texas and 61 total in the U.S., including a utility contractor from Florida who was electrocuted Friday while trying to restore power in Louisville, Kentucky.

Meanwhile, authorities on Galveston Island caution it could be weeks or more before basic services are restored in all areas. Galveston's city manager is warning there will be major santitation problems facing residents when they return but they will be allowed back in starting Wednesday.


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