Associated Press – Texas Governor Criticizes Federal Response to Ike

Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called the federal government’s efforts to help Texas recover from Hurricane Ike “underwhelming” and announced the formation of a state commission to help move the process along.

Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas coast on Sept. 13, but more than two months later, there are still thousands of displaced residents without homes and counties with debris fields as long as 30 miles.

Perry announced the formation of a state commission, the Governor’s Commission for Disaster Recovery and Renewal, that will oversee coastal rebuilding and develop recommendations for responding to future storms.

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