Mayor announces 'look and leave' policy

People wanting to come back to hurricane-stricken Galveston are now allowed to briefly return to check out their property.

Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas on Tuesday announced a "look and leave" re-entry advisory on the island between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Galveston residents and business owners must show show photo identification at highway check points under the policy.

The city was under a mandatory evacuation order before Ike, which knocked out all medical facilities, water, sewer, electricity and gas services.

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