In September 2008 Hurricane Ike came ashore along the Gulf Coast of Texas, and left a path of wind and water damage extending all the way to Illinois. Recovery from this devastating storm continues.
- March 2009 Update: Galveston, Texas: On Path to Recovery from Hurricane Ike, but Much Remains to be Done
- Click here to read an update from Peter Brink, former executive director of Galveston Historical Foundation from 1973 to 1989, and current Senior Vice President, Programs, at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
- Previous updates from Peter Brink on the situation in Galveston.
Our Impacted Partners
- Galveston Historical Foundation
- Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
- Preservation Texas, Inc.
- Farnsworth House/Landmarks Illinois
Audio Reports from the Field
The Galveston That Was
Peter Brink, senior vice president at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Dwayne Jones, executive director of the Galveston Historical Foundation, talk about the classic book that served as an "alarm bell" to save the historic character of the city -- and about the plans to bring it back once again. (From Public Radio International's The World.)
Historic Sites Waterlogged After Ike
Dwayne Jones, executive director of the Galveston Historical Foundation, was interviewed on radio station KUT:
Resources for Dealing with Flood DamageA wide range of general hurricane-related resources are available on our disaster recovery page.
Specific Resources for Affected States
The Office of Rural Community Affairs maintains a Disaster Relief Fund for local government recovery projects.
Iowa, Illinois, Missouri & Wisconsin
The Small Business Administration (SBA) - Hurricanes assists both business and residential properties after a declared disaster with low or no interest loans.
Solinet is a nonprofit library cooperative with a wealth of information on the recovery of collections and artifacts after a disaster.