Nearly 2,000 people in Texas who refused orders to evacuate before Hurricane Ike have been rescued by land, air and water.
A door-by-door search is under way in Galveston, where Ike came ashore early Saturday.
Authorities said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that 1,984 people had been rescued so far, including 394 by air.
Officials are urging all residents of the coastal town Galveston to stay away from the barrier island, telling them there was no way to live there right now. It could take up to a month to restore power there, and roads are still flooded.