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400+ people still missing after hurricane Ike

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posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 07:02 AM
A quiet article on the inside of the Houston newspaper breaks the news that two weeks after Ike, 400 people are still missing and unaccounted for:

Link to article

As many of us discussed in the Galveston conspiracy thread, the media and FEMA have downplayed the number of missing people from Galveston. Several theories were posted based on local rumors that a "clean up" of the dead was performed prior to FEMA allowing anyone onto the West end of the island.

The homes in that area were completely flooded by 9 foot plus storm surges of sea water. Entire walls of homes went missing and the article details 911 calls from residents who were watching the water rise and hearing the screams of the dying.....

I can verify one thing for certain, they really have avoided reporting this so far.....

posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 07:19 AM
Gee, maybe people should evacuate when told tom do so.

Nah, that would be too simple to comprehend.

posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 07:31 AM
If only it were that simple. The problem is that after katrina the media and local govt "freaked out" and ordered mandatory evacuations without much planning. The highways out of town became clogged and even though Rita missed us quite a few people died, ran out of gas and burned their cars up sitting for literally days in the heat.

If Rita had hit as expected people would have been trapped on the highway and the carnage would have been horrible. We've had so many close calls combined with a previous cat 3 storm that failed to produce much of a surge and we ended up with quite a few people staying behind on the island.

I agree 100%, if I lived on the coast I'd be first out of town.

The weird thing is the actual missing list runs into the 8000's. Galveston said over 10,000 people were still on the island when the storm hit. All the debris were piled across the bay in a marsh and quite a few bodies are no doubt buried there. It;s weird though, the state and local govt sent all the search teams away, they won't even let Tx Equasearch into the area.

posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 08:54 PM
reply to post by nfotech

Yes, Texas did not want to appear as inept and disorganized as New Orleans with Katrina. People should evacuate. They were told to write their social secuity numbers on their arms for identification purposes and some chose to stay.
Many will not be found as they are gone, sharks, fish and gators helped.

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