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Galveston Officials Double Down on ‘Ike Blight’ [Listen]

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Galveston city officials are cracking down on “Ike blight” as they try to clear out dangerous buildings damaged by the hurricane more than four years ago.  NEWS 92 FM’s Carolyn Campbell has more.

Tear them down or fix them up.  That’s the message Galveston city officials are sending to property owners who still have vacant, run down structures damaged when Hurricane Ike came barreling ashore in 2008.

Island spokesperson Elizabeth Rogers says property owners will be given a chance to make repairs to nearly 60 structures considered dangerous, unsafe or neglected.

If you’re headed to the beach, or the strand, well Rogers says you’ll probably never even get a glimpse of the decaying  properties.

If property owners do decide on demolition, Rogers says money from disaster funds is available to help.

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