Hurricane Ike Targets Texas, Texas State Parks Damage Summary

As of Wednesday morning the 17th of September, 2008 22 Texas State Parks remain closed due to damage from Hurricane Ike, down from a high of 37 closures.  5,828 evacuees have been sheltered at 63 Texas State Parks during the Hurricane Ike storm period.  Two coastal parks, Galveston Island State Park and Sea Rim State Park suffered catastrophic damage.  San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and 6 other Texas State Parks sustained significant damage.  Note:  Closures are now updated to 18 Texas State Parks remaining closed due to damage from Hurricane Ike. UPDATE:  As of Thursday September 18, 2008 17 Texas State Parks remain closed. 

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