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A beach home stands, with the unpainted portions of its exposed... News PhotoBeach,Brightly Lit,Electricity Pylon,Eroded,Galveston,Government,Horizontal,Politics,Recovery,Serious,Showing,Storm,USAPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: A beach home stands, with the unpainted portions of its exposed pylons showing the severity of beach erosion, on West Beach in Galveston, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. Hundreds of thousands of residents throughout the Houston and Galveston region are still assessing damage, some living in motels and shelters while repairs are made, after Hurricane Ike blasted ashore with a storm surge of up to 12 feet last month. (Photo by F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg via Getty Images)