Survivors found on Bolivar Peninsula

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">James Holmes of Spring, Texas, carries two containers of gasoline from a service station that opened in Spring, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. Customers waited in line for over three hours to fill their cars or containers after the station used a generator to run the station&#39;s pumps. Hurricane Ike caused power outages throughout greater Houston area. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Houston Chronicle, Steve Campbell&#41;</span></div>
September 15, 2008 3:47:54 PM PDT
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Rescuers have tried for nearly three days to get in to find out how Bolivar Peninsula residents fared during the massive storm. They finally got their first look at the beach resort community Monday.

Scott McKinney of the Sacramento Metro Fire Department said a search-and-rescue team found 60 residents. So far, they've found no dead.

The team plans to keep searching for the next few hours, but believes the search should be wrapped up on Tuesday. Many of the community's 30,000 residents evacuated as the storm closed in on the Texas coast.

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