GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Galveston streetlamps battered by
Hurricane Ike are being fixed with the help of federal funds.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse Galveston
for 90 percent of the nearly $39,000 cost to repair and replace the
lamps. The city will pay the rest.
Galveston suffered major damage when Ike stormed ashore on Sept.
The devastation included iconic gas lamps that are part of the
city's famed Strand historic district. The storm surge damaged the
lamp bases and the gas-flow regulators.
Crews from Farmer's Marine Copper Works have begun removing the
lamps from the sidewalks and covering the exposed components.
City spokeswoman Alicia says crews also will repaint all the
lamp poles and shine the glass in a project expected to take about
Information from: The Galveston County Daily News,