State parks in bad shape from Ike

September 19, 2008 9:54:06 AM PDT
State parks in Southeast Texas suffered catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ike, but that many other parks are reopening. ROAD TO RECOVERY: Breaking news on Ike | POD locations | Person locator | Local gas station report | Hurricane guide | Viewer photos of Ike | Latest power numbers

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says Galveston and Sea Rim state parks, on the coast, suffered catastrophic damage. Facilities at Sea Rim near Port Arthur appear to be a total loss. At Galveston Island, Ike swept away state park facilities.

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The San Jacinto Battleground and six other state parks in Southeast and Northeast Texas suffered significant damage.

The state said Friday that four state parks in East Texas have power again and reopened, leaving 13 still shut down. A total of 37 had shut down because of Ike. State parks outside Ike's path have sheltered more than 5,900 evacuees.

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