30 miles of trash remain months after Ike hit
Over 3 months after Hurricane Ike hit, 30 miles of trash still lines the Texas coastline. The Associated Press’ Michael Graczyk reported, “alligators and snakes crawl over vast piles of shattered building materials, lawn furniture, trees, boats, tanks of butane and other hazardous substances, thousands of animal carcasses, perhaps even the corpses of people killed by the storm.”
Rachel Maddow reports that only 100 yards of coastline have been cleaned out of the 30 mile debris field. Local officials blame FEMA.
This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 2, 2008.