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As many of you may know, I was born in Galveston, and raised there with much family, I am a decendent of 1900 storm victims and Im missing loved ones and family.  Please read this and pray for us.  My uncle is missing and a cousin and many friends.

Hurricane Ike:  

The Missing Have Names; Ike Is Missing From The Mainstream Media
Posted By Erin On September 23, 2008 (5:15 pm) In Uncategorized

No newsflash for the hundreds of thousands of people that Hurricane Ike victimized, but Hurricane Ike is virtually gone from mainstream media coverage. It has been replaced by the huge bailout of our entire financial system. Snarkfood promised to continue to follow the story- and today we are listing the names of the people we've been able to determine are missing. These names come directly from those who are desperately searching for them. It is by NO means a complete list.

The mainstream media's refusal to even report a ballpark number of those who are missing is shameful, and high-visibility (celebrity) attention to the problem is ZERO. In defense of the celebrities, they, along with the rest of America are not being told the story.
So we will. Here are the names of some of our American brothers and sisters who've been missing since Hurricane Ike hit.
The following have been listed as missing or otherwise unaccounted for by their family members on the ABC 13 (Houston area) Hurricane Ike Missing Persons Locater, and the KHOU forums. Screw the media blackout.

Watch the video. Read the list. Give if you can.

Bolivar Peninsula
Including Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, Caplen, Gilchrist, High Island

Alex (no last name given)
Allen, Charles
Amo (Flores?)
Anderson, Bobby (survived, but friend perished)
Arrambide, Marrion
Bagwell, Blaine and mother Ginger
Baker, Rachel
Ball, Danny
Ball, Kristian
Beasley, James
Billy the Kid (across from Sharkey's)
Bingham, Harry
Bingham, Susan
Bouse, Bobby
Bouse, Charlie and family
Bouse, Dixie and family
Brad (no last name given)
Branstetter, Kent
Brookshire, Rose
Bugler, Harry
Bugler, Susan
Butterfield, L.C.
Butterfield, Sandy
Byrum, Barbara
Byrum, Gardner
Callender, Deena
Campbell, Michael
Cannon, Colin
Cannon, Michelle
Carol (Crystal Canals Bait Camp)
Carol (Tuna St.)
Carr, Frank
Carrington, Lee
Cecil and Tommy (High Island)
Chapman, Larry
Chapman, Suzy
Cheryl (the nurse)
Cloud, Michael
Cottrell, Shirley
Cranford, Kim
Cranford, Treton
Dean, Anne
Donaldson, Mary
Droege, Carolyn
Droege, Dick
Dud (at Decoux's)
Dunn, Glennis
Ettenger, Gail
Felty, Veronica
Fisher, Walter
Floyd (Garza's Grocery)
Fortenberry, David
Fortenberry, Sandy
Gatlin, Chris
Gatlin, Karen
Glen (Red)
Gloria (Cottage by the Sea)
Grebb, Robert
Grissom, Richard
Grissom, Stephanie
Haigh, Jack
Hamilton, Earl
Hamilton, Shirley
Hardcastle, Lynnette
Harris, Terry
Haworth, Susan
Hayes, Cheryl
Hayes, Richard
Hill, George
Hill, Martin
Holmes, Don
Howard, Greb
Howard, John
Howard, Lois
Jock, Jessica and family
Johnson, Lynette
Johnson, Sue
Jones, Daisy
Jones, Dewy
Jones, Jack
Kahla, Mary and family
Kelly, Linda
Kelly, Richard
King, Darryl
King, Robert
King, Sandy
Knight, Beverly and husband
Kreuzer Family
Lavalle, Ellie
Ledhe, Don
Lee, Judy
Lee, Robert and Gail and Gina
Lisa (18th and Galveston)
Lopez, Jim
Manley, Jerry
Marchese, Carol
Marcia (message therapist)
Mardis, Carol
Mardis, Darryl
Martin, Buster
Martinez, Cindy
Maxwell, Edith
McGready, Jean
McGready, Tom
McKnight, JC
McKnight, Lori
McManus, Barbara
McManus, James
Micak Family
Mobley, Zenith
Moore, Steve and family
Moseley, Herman
Mouton, Darby
Mouton, Sis
Myers, Marta
Myers, Ralph
Neis, Adam
Nguyen, Father (St. Theresa's)
Ochoa, Phil
Pilsner, E.A. and family
Pond, James
Rankin, Beth
Reed, Bill
Reedy, Bill
Reedy, Jeannie
Rodriguez Family
Rodriguez, Greg
Ron and wife Dorothy (Melody Lane)
Rogers, Larry
Rogers, Mary
Rush, Harly
Rush, Kathy
Russell, Gene
Schley, Barbara
Schley, Claud
Schmidt, Dee
Schmidt, Matt
Segura Family
Shaw, Barry
Shaw, Feather
Shinker, Andy
Shook, Jerry
Silcox, Andie
Skidmore, Ellen
Smith, Beth
Steppe, Francine
Steve (friend of David Pickett)
Stines, Kahla and family and friends
Strahan, Alecia
Strickland, Magdelena
Tiki Man Kevin
Tom and Daniela (no last name given)
Tomberlin, Gary
Tovar, Mario and family
Tovar, Omar
Turner, Karon
Turner, Willis
Vance, Paul
Vidrine, PJ and family
Vrana, Ray
Walker, Phyllis
Walker, Sandra
Walker, Sonny
Walton, Sandie
Wanda (Crystal Canal RV Park)
Ward, Terri and family
Werner, Donna and Lauren
Werner, Ed
Wesley (Crystal Beach Rd.)
White, Billy
Will (on Yuca)
Williams, Bruce
Williams, Carol
Williams, Shane
Wisenbaker, Mikey and family
Wisenbaker, Mycol and

Galveston County / Galveston Island

Allen, A.J.
Allen, Betty
Allen, Carolyn
Allen, Jackie
Allen, Regina
Allmond, Donna
Banks, Leon Jr.
Bartram, Gracie
Bartram, Kevin
Bartram, Peggy
Beynice, Rosalyn
Boyd, Keith and family
Bradley, Bobby
Brock, Margo
Brown, Maine
Brown, Nana
Brown, Russel
Brown, Trixie
Bustamante, Richard and family
Campos, Lalo
Campos, Rita
Carrera, Juan
Chambers, Doreece
Coker, Sonya
Cole, Natalie and daughters
Collindrina, Penny
Cowan, Paula
Cox, Harold
Crabb, Sammie
DaPra, Johnny
Doyle, Patrick
Dubious, Chester
Dubious, Shirley
Ferguson, Mae Joyce
Ferguson, Wendell
Ficklen, Bill
Ficklen, Crystal
Ficklen, Delaine
Ficklen, Gail
Ficklen, James
Ficklen, Kim
Ficklen, Linda
Ficklen, Maverick
Ficklen, Willie
Gallagher, Joe
Grace (aunt of Lynn Robinson)
Graham, Ward
Hannon, Matt
Heinrich, Paul and family
Holmes, Agnes
Horn, Francis
Howlett, Bruce
Howlett, Tammy
Jamison, Ed
Johnson, Nell
Kuehne, Ashley
Lane, Jack
Lane, Tonka
Manago, Shawna and kids
Marsh, Jessica
Marsh, Steve
Melasome, Willie Mae
Moore, Ray Jr.
Nebout, Jim
Nebout, Phyllis
Nolan, Jim
Pembleton, Greg
Pollard, Earl
Pope, Dwayne
Powell, Marie
Rasmussen, A.J.
Ruiz, Ernan and children
Russo, Candy
Salazar, Jesus
Salmassi, Alex
Schultz, Susan (not her, but her aunt)
Shaffer, Richard
Smythe, Ed
Smythe, Marlo
Stewart, Thelma and friends Tina and Peanut
Swindell, Henry
Swindell, Robbie
Thomas, Kenneth (deceased)
Thomas, William
Toale, Tim
Webber, Brigette
Webber, Tommy
Webster Family
Weedman, Joe
Wilson, George
Woodard, Marie
York, Robert
Zeon, Denise
Zeon, Zae

Chambers County
Cormier, Cecil
Cormier, Sam
Fleischman, Joyce
Fleischman, Morris
Hacker, Annette
Hacker, Chad
Scrivner, Earl
Scrivner, Judy


Patti and David Stockton
Carol and Oj Vidrine
Joyce Simpton
Lee and Sandy Cook


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      Yana Berlin wrote Sep 24, 2008
    • This is truly a disaster. So sad...

      I’ll be praying for you.

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      Feathermaye wrote Sep 25, 2008
    • I’ve shared this article with my facebook network, hoping to spread the word and generate support.

      I’m truly sorry for your hardship and hope that your family members are recovered.

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      Maryem wrote Sep 25, 2008
    • Sending an Angel and a prayer to help them find their way home....  

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 25, 2008
    • Dear God, I had no idea the list was so long. Seeing it was very sobering. I will include your family and everyone else in my prayers.

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      Tamara47 wrote Sep 25, 2008
    • I am not understanding why this is not on the this confirmed??? Sweet God I am taken aback here, I will pary for these as well...

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      Tamara47 wrote Sep 25, 2008
    • I hope everyone here will take a second or two to spread this all over the internet.....I have

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      Tamara47 wrote Sep 25, 2008
    • Hey Bobbi,

      I have tried to add you as a friend but nothing happens, and no confirmation of a message sent .....nothing.  I think a bunch of sites seem to be freaking out today...

      I tried to answer a question nothing....anyway...I did try to send you a friend request...

      I am praying for you family and friends, neighbors and community.

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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Sep 25, 2008
    • Thanks everyone its been a very sad day for me today.  My daughter went to Galveston today and into my old neighborhood on Galveston Bay.  The water was into second floors on all the houses and Barges.. YES Barges were washed over the homes destroying many, and still sitting in the nieghborhood.  My family home still stood but my daughter said you can see through the walls.. Nothing is left the nieghbors were outside sitting in the remains crying.  Many I knew since a young child and my parents and ancestors going way back.  One neighbor said her daughter came to get her before the storm and she fought her and said she lived there for 52 years and had not trouble, but she left and she said thank goodness.  As her home was destoyed.  The military had gone into all the remains and marked X’s on the Garage and this was to show it was searched and if a number was on the right of the X it was a the number of bodies found in the remains and date.  My daughter said there is stench and slug, and nothing is the same. No stores, no restrooms, no water, people in tents, no food, nothing.  She said what little was operational was run on generators.  They found a body of a woman washed up in Chambers county unidentified froms storm two days ago, and its feared many more were washed that direction in storm surge.  SPCA had many animials rescued and found on its site and the list is so long I couldnt read all the animals and most unphotographed.

      People in my neighborhood lost all their memories, way of life, source of living.  Most only getting compensated for flood damage and that did not cover everything. The woman I spoke of earlier said she is only getting $ 52K for her whole lifes memories.. she remembered coming to visit my daughter after her birth only a few homes away, and bringing me a covered dish and some baby books.  We were all that close.  

      She hugged her and said she was lucky to be alive.

      My daughter wants me to go with her tommorro but I cant, yet.  I dont know if I can handle it.

      Thanks everyone for your prayers.

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      Godrescuedgirl wrote Sep 26, 2008
    • Greeneyedlady,  

      My prayers are with you and all who are living this nightmare.  

      Big Hugs,

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      Angie08 wrote Sep 26, 2008
    • This is so horrible, my prayers are with you

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      Pingmoon wrote Sep 27, 2008
    • This is so awful...I kept telling my husband and friends here in Florida that there is now way the media is telling us everything.  Just do the math.  They don’t want the public to know, but why????
      My heart goes out to you and everyone involved in this tragedy. It shocks me that more has not leaked out on the internet about the truth of what has really happened. It is so much worse than they have allowed the public to know.
      Very sad and very wrong. My heartfelt prayers.

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      Yana Berlin wrote Sep 29, 2008
    • Hi Everyone,

      Patti and David Stockton just sent me an email saying that they are alive and well, we can now take them off the list of missing people.

      Fantastic News.


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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Sep 29, 2008
    • Yana, your so wonderful Im glad they contacted you, about the list.  This hurricane takes all of our help.  God Bless you and thanks to all for your prayers.

      I ventured out today, military trucks, are in most shopping center parking lots, electric company trucks, heavy equipment, haulers, porto potties, food supplies, water, trucks going constant.  Each time mother and I venture out we come back home and say, things still are not back to normal and we realize its going to take a long time.  Galveston, is a bit better, some streets cleared many buildings / homes condemened and unlivable.  

      People in tents, and crying over thier losses.

      Thanks all.

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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Sep 29, 2008
    • I am so terribly sorry. I can’t imagine the things you are seeing and hearing. I have said a prayer for you and the others who have been devastated.

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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Sep 29, 2008
    • Shopgirl1960, your a sweetheart.  Thanks In the midst of all this mess.  My niece had a wedding planned in Galveston at the convention center on the seawall overlooking the Gulf of Mexico this Saturday.  The center is owned by Tillman Fertita owner of Joes Crab Shack, Landrys, Kemah Boardwalk, Cadillac grill and other resturants.  He has been working round the clock to clean and ready the facility and in the midst of all of Galveston.  My niece is going to have her wedding.  She said, she is starting her new life, where she met her fiancee and she is going to have her wedding a beautiful day to help heal Galveston and have something wonderful to give hope to the Island as it starts its life new too.  She is a very brave young lady.  My daughter is flying in to be bridesmaid, Brandon Backe the famous Baseball player is best man and wish us all luck as this is my favorite little neice and she is bound and determined to bring some joy to Galveston if she can.  We all have been both in shock and amazed at the same time.  The first event in Galveston since the storm will be this Saturday.  Ill be there and I love wedding cake, its my big splurge.  Nothing like the taste of a wedding cake made for the begining of a new and wonderful life.  Ill keep you all updated about the wedding in the aftermath of the storm.  I dread seeing my hometown but I love my niece.

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      Tamara47 wrote Oct 2, 2008
    • I am having a hard time getting my head around mutiple members of a family....Like the Flicken’s, has anyone turned up form this list? any updates??

      Your uncle or cousin??

      Fox did mention it one day....but never since...I am astounded.

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      Tamara47 wrote Oct 2, 2008
    • Thank God Two have been found...The Stocktons

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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 2, 2008
    • I was told today that Search and Recovery is still on going.  Notice.. not rescue and recovery and search for what ?? I think as soon as stocks are settled we are all going to be in for a huge revelation concerning Hurricane Ike.  Im praying Im wrong.

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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 12, 2008
    • 23 Ike victims remain missing from Bolivar
      Families struggling between grief and hope
      Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
      Oct. 12, 2008, 9:00AM1 2  

      Ribbon marks a site where a cadaver dog alerted searchers of a possible body along Lakewood Drive in Crystal Beach. Eight people from Crystal Beach are missing.

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      Map: Who's missing from Bolivar Search for people not seen after Ike FEMA extends hotel stay for Hurricane Ike victims Sellers of backup power systems say interest surging PORT BOLIVAR — It was a haunting statement, spoken with the kind of conviction that now seems to epitomize the story of dozens of people who remain missing after Hurricane Ike:

      "I just called to tell you bye and I love you. ... I'm going to die. Me and Charles Allen are going to drown."

      Those were the words of Delores Brookshire, 72, missing since Sept. 12. One month after the storm, that phone call, made to her cousin, echoes across the Bolivar Peninsula where 23 people remain unaccounted for and most are presumed dead.

      Despite pleas, the task of recovering remains has been slow, if not altogether absent in some remote areas. Only six bodies have been discovered in storm debris so far, washed up in remote Chambers County marshlands or hidden in the mucky terrain of Goat Island.

      Some have yet to be identified by the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office. They lie silently, waiting for forensic evidence — X-rays, scars, tattoos, DNA — to give each a name.

      State game wardens, volunteers with trained cadaver dogs and others have worked for weeks to search remote debris sites and flag areas that possibly hold human remains. But four weeks after the storm, no one has been able to excavate so-called "hot spots" identified by dogs.

      Galveston County officials said it could be 10 days or more before that work begins.

      Families don't know whether to grieve or cling to hope.

      No one knows what happened to Brookshire and her disabled son, Charles Allen Garrett, 42. Brookshire telephoned her cousin just before dawn on Sept. 12. She said she was trapped by the storm surge in their small wooden house just a few blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Neither owned a car. Their ride had not arrived.

      Glennis Dunn's six children want to know what happened to their widowed mother, who celebrated her 70th birthday alone with her dog, Jacques, in her near-empty neighborhood in Crystal Beach on Sept. 11 — the day mandatory evacuation was ordered. She planned to stay, she told her children when they called from out of state with birthday wishes.

      But sometime that next morning, she changed her mind.

      Son Daniel Roske, who drove from Ohio and then joined up with the Red Cross to search after the storm, found his mother's car, smashed, about 300 yards from the beach. In the trunk were her late husband's war medals and an overnight bag with a change of clothes. At her home, there's only a slab, a lawn chair and scattered kitchen utensils.

      Concerned for Bolivar
      In all, more than 200 people remain missing a full month after Hurricane Ike, despite intense efforts by volunteers and investigators who have cleared more than 200 other cases, according to data collected through a hot line operated by the nonprofit Laura Recovery Center. Authorities say they continue to believe many displaced Galveston Islanders and others are on the list in error.  

      Those authorities are openly worried, however, about missing Bolivar Peninsula residents.

      Of the six bodies discovered among storm debris near the peninsula, four — rendered unrecognizable by the elements and the passage of time — have not yet been identified by the Galveston County Medical Examiner's office.

      Three bodies were found during a huge multiday recovery push in Galveston County that involved dozens of volunteer cadaver dog teams from across Texas, members of the U.S. HERO search-and-rescue groups and about a dozen representatives from Texas Task Force One, among others. That effort concluded Oct. 5, after the marking of several potential recovery sites.

      So far, searchers have concentrated on the hot spots on the Bolivar Peninsula and on Goat Island — a strip of marsh and fill just across the Intracoastal Waterway from the peninsula.

      For days, volunteer dog teams, guarded by volunteer "flankers" bearing guns to ward off alligator attacks, patrolled Goat Island afoot, using compasses to methodically cover the marsh. Bizarre bits of storm debris served as landmarks. A cow's bloated body. A piece of a wall in a tree. A displaced house that sits oddly intact atop marsh grass, with bar stools still pulled up at a counter inside.

      At times, searchers followed trails carved by gators themselves — descending into muddy holes marked with tracks made by huge clawed feet. Just as often, the searchers mounted hills of wreckage or crossed bridges forged by storm-damaged surfboards, coolers and 2-by-4s. Repeatedly, volunteers fell without warning through weak spots, descending toward unseen hazards.

      Dogs mark hot spots
      Humans smelled and saw dead animals — ducks, rats, rabbits — almost everywhere. Dogs were more discerning. One German shepherd refused to leave a debris pile more than 10 feet tall, and then sat slowly and deliberately on top — marking a potential site.  

      Dogs have identified other potential hot spots in the San Leon and Crystal Beach areas as well as among more than 40 debris piles near Smith Point in Chambers County.

      Though a Galveston County news release said officials are skeptical of potential Crystal Beach sites, none has been excavated.

      Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough said the county is working on a plan to systematically "peel back" layers of wreckage on the peninsula with the help of a debris contractor. He said, however, it's unclear whether the county or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct further operations on Goat Island; the Corps uses the privately owned island.

      All searches must be done carefully and respectfully, he said, even if other recovery efforts are delayed.

      Separately, Yarbrough said officials are deciding how to search stranded vehicles linked to missing persons. A car and a pickup mired in sand off Texas 87 already have been tied to one missing family: Marion Violet Arrambide; her daughter, Magdalena Strickland; and her grandson, Shane Williams.

      All three disappeared when they tried to evacuate Sept. 12.

      Their families now believe that they gave a ride that morning to Delores Brookshire and her son, who lived two blocks away in Port Bolivar

      Brookshire still worked at 72 to support herself and her adult son.

      Brookshire's cousin Jo Ann Mier, of Orange, said Brookshire's last phone call continues to trouble her.

      "She was my best friend," Mier said. " I can't help but feel that we let her drown, and yet there's nothing we could have done. She was asking for help, but by Friday, the roads were all blocked."

      Mier wants to hold a memorial service at her cousin's homesite, though the peninsula remains closed to non-residents.

      "My husband says, 'What if she's still alive, and she comes back with crosses on her property?' I say, 'Then, we'll hug her neck.' "

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