28 PEOPLE DEAD AFTER HURRICANE IKE TEARS THROUGH THE COUNTRY!

THE NUMBER COULD CLIMB HIGHER!

A look at storm-related deaths, by state, reported by authorities after Ike’s passage from Texas northward across the U.S. midsection:
   
Texas — seven dead, including a person found in a submerged vehicle in Galveston and a 4-year-old Houston boy, of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning from an emergency generator.
   
Louisiana — six dead, including a 16-year-old boy trapped in rising floodwaters.
   
Tennessee — two dead, both golfers killed by a falling tree.
Arkansas — one dead when a tree fell on a mobile home.
Ohio — three dead, including one who died when a tree fell on a home.
   
Indiana — four dead, a father and son killed helping children escape from a ditch.
Illinois — two dead, including an elderly man found in a flooded backyard.
Missouri — three dead, including a woman struck by a tree limb and an elderly man suspected of drowning in a flooded yard.