Library seeks info from Ike survivors

November 17, 2008 3:54:45 PM PST
A Hurricane Ike-damaged library wants to share stories of Galveston residents who rode out the storm on the island and those who fled. ROAD TO RECOVERY: How you can help | Person locator | Important phone numbers | Assistance from FEMA | Filing a claim

The Rosenberg Library is seeking personal accounts of the hurricane, which hit Galveston on Sept. 13, as part of its historical project "Memories of Ike."

The library, on its Web site, says recording Hurricane Ike from the viewpoint of the everyday citizen offers a chance to understand the disaster from the "ground up."

The Rosenberg Library also welcomes personal accounts of those who evacuated, with the written information eventually being made available to researchers and authors.

The library itself is an Ike survival story, after the storm surge swamped the first floor and destroyed some building internal systems.

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