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That's where newly appointed Galveston ...
That's where newly appointed Galveston County Emergency Management Coordinator Garret Foskit was managing his first tropical storm system response.
"This was a real good live drill for us," Foskit said.
"We have to always be ready, because, really, no matter how good the technology and forecasting, we never know how these things turn out."
Bill was Foskit's first tropical event since being named the county's full-time emergency management coordinator in early June.
He said he was pleased his first test was with the "no-show Bill."
Noting that the county's hurricane drill earlier this year was "not at all like the real thing," Foskit said he was glad to have the real-life scenario to get his feet wet.
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"This property may have been damaged ...
"This property may have been damaged by Ike," said Nuisance Abatement Officer Garret Foskit.
"But it has been in serious disrepair for a couple of years."
About 400 to 500 gallons of ...
About 400 to 500 gallons of crude oil overflowed into the containment levees but did not spill onto the ground, Garret Foskit, Galveston County nuisance abatement officer, said.
Nordstrand workers still were vacuuming the oil at 6 p.m. and will investigate the cause of the system malfunction today, Foskit said.
Nordstrand employees told officials the company lost power a couple days ago but didn't know if it was a factor in the tanks' overflow, Foskit