OAK ISLAND SLOW TO RECOVER AFTER HURRICANE IKE!

REVA FOUNTAIN IS STILL TRYING TO REBUILD HER HOME!



In two days, a special committee will tell us just how well our area handled the storm we now know as hurricane Ike.

After months of meetings and public hearings the House Committee on Huricane Ike Recovery will be releasing their findings. The report is expected to address issues such as Houston’s power grid.

The electrical system received lots of criticism after power failed in some parts of the city for weeks after Ike. The committee will also focus on Galveston and the damage sustained by UTMB.

You can also expect the local, state, and federal responses to get some mention in the report.

Reva Fountain is still cleaning up 5 months after Ike. She lives in a small community called Oak Island in Chambers County. Fountain says while she is satisfied with the local response to the storm her feelings are mixed when it comes to FEMA.

Fountain says the federal agency provides little assistance for those who have insurance. Her home was gutted by Ike but now she’s trying to rebuild in Oak Island. The 35 year resident of the area says it also gets kind of lonely now. She lives on Oak Island Drive and many of her neighbors have moved back since the storm. Fountain says she longs for some company on the street and for her community to rebuild.

The House Committee report is expected to be released on Wednesday according to State Representative Sylvester Turner’s office in Austin.