Closing: The Last Ike Recovery Center Remaining Open

It's a milestone of sorts: The last Ike recovery center still operating will close its doors Friday.

At one time 130 such centers were open, but now the only one left is at the Galveston Island Community Center on Broadway. It's served 28,000 visitors, FEMA says.

"The recovery centers provided much-needed one-on-one assistance to thousands of Texans needing help after the disaster, and the centers have fulfilled their mission," FEMA State Coordinating Officer Joan Haun said in a release.

As with any recovery, we're sure Galvestonians might have a wide range of opinion on just how effective FEMA's response to the storm was.

The 130 centers served 160,000 since Ike The Bastard came to town. And now they're gone.

Galveston, you're on your own.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >