Crews find 2 bodies on Goat Island

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Damage after the passing of Hurricane Ike is seen Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Crystal Beach, Texas. The storm roared ashore hours before daybreak with 110 mph winds and towering waves, smashing houses, flooding thousands of homes, blowing out windows in Houston&#39;s skyscrapers, and cutting off power to more than 3 million people, perhaps for weeks. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Smiley N. Pool, Pool&#41;</span></div>
October 5, 2008 5:42:58 AM PDT
Two more bodies have been found close to where Hurricane Ike thundered ashore, bringing the Texas death toll to 35 and the national total to 70. ROAD TO RECOVERY: How you can help | School closings | Person locator | Important phone numbers | Assistance from FEMA | Filing a claim | Latest power numbers

A search-and-rescue team Saturday made the discovery in debris fields on Goat Island, located off the devastated resort area of Bolivar Peninsula. The bodies were taken to the Galveston County medical examiner's office.

Galveston County Sheriff's Office Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo said he had no other information about the victims.

More than 1 million people evacuated the Texas coast due to Ike. The storm caused flooding and deaths as far away as Pennsylvania and Illinois.

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