'Look and leave' policy in Galveston

September 16, 2008 11:26:56 AM PDT
People wanting to come back to hurricane-stricken Galveston are now allowed to briefly return to check out their property. HURRICANE IKE: Watch live | Breaking news on Ike | Roadway incidents | Interactive tracking | Viewer photos of Ike | Doppler radar | During the storm | After the storm | Hurricane guide

Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas on Tuesday announced a "look and leave" re-entry advisory on the island between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Galveston resident were told they can return to look and see their properties. Officials say there will be a $2,000 fine that will be enforced if residents, business owners, and/or contractors don't leave on the set time.

Galveston residents and business owners must show show photo identification at highway check points under the policy.

The city was under a mandatory evacuation order before Ike, which knocked out all medical facilities, water, sewer, electricity and gas services.

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