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The Process of Rebuilding Continues Seven Years after Hurricane Ike

This September marks seven years since Hurricane Ike hit Houston, and yet, it might surprise many to learn that some parts of Houston are still recovering from Ike. The City of Houston is overseeing the second round of recovery, which is currently underway. It aims to help the Houstonians whose homes were damaged or destroyed […]


This September marks seven years since Hurricane Ike hit Houston, and yet, it might surprise many to learn that some parts of Houston are still recovering from Ike.

The City of Houston is overseeing the second round of recovery, which is currently underway. It aims to help the Houstonians whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Ike.

To discuss what the city has accomplished so far, and the recovery and rebuilding efforts that lie ahead, we talk with Neal Rackleff, director of housing and community development with the City of Houston.

MORE: Remembering Hurricane Ike in Photos (Houston Matters, Sept. 13, 2013)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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