Galveston taking down homes damaged from Hurricane Ike (Houston Chronicle)

Photo Courtesy of Houston Chronicle

Photo Courtesy of Houston Chronicle

Galveston is moving on from repairing and rebuilding homes damaged from Hurricane Ike to demolishing homes left dilapidated by the storm that devastated the Texas coastal island seven years ago this month.

John Simsen, the city’s disaster recovery director, said $1.5 million in federal disaster recovery money will be used to tear down up to 120 storm-damaged homes now that no other homes appear to remain eligible for rehabilitation under the program.

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