Concerns Ahead for Some Ike Survivors

By: 23 Storm Team/CBS
By: 23 Storm Team/CBS

Nearly 300 Hurricane Ike victims in Houston are worried about where they will stay next because the shelter they are presently in is about to close.

The last Red Cross shelter in Houston is scheduled to close on Sunday, and the nearly 300 people still there are worried about where they will live. The shelter housed more than one-thousand people during the height of the storm, but it is now the last of 24 operated by the Red Cross in the Houston area.

Efforts are underway for transitional housing for Ike victims once the shelter closes. The housing department is working with the Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and others to find places for people to live after the closure.

Ike victims whose houses remain uninhabitable can stay in hotels or motels paid for by the government until the first of November.


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