Produced by Patricio Espinoza & Bernessa Jakle for espiBlog.org. All IKE stories San antoinio, Texas coverage was featured by CNN, CNN International and iReport and recieved a 2009 Advanced Media Emmy Award
San Antonio, TX- Sep, 13, 2008.- Texas National Guard convoys are heading to Houston, Galveston and Ike affected areas. CNN iReporter Patricio Espinoza, and espiBlog independent journalist & blogger, captures the first images of the Texas military search, rescue and support task force. Major J. Michael Spraggins, with the TX National Guard explains as "Task Force IKE" heads to Houston from what once was Kelly AFB, now known as Port San Antonio where about five thousand of Ike evacuees are already in shelter.
The following is a re-cap of IKE LIVE shots for CNN
San Antonio, TX Spt.13, 2008.-Ike has come and gone... but devastating damages, millions without power and thousands without a home are left behind. One of those evacuees is 71 years old Leo Rodriguez. He escaped Ike's fierce floods to San Antonio, Texas. Leo got here Thursday.... and by now, him, his wife, grand children three dogs, one cat and two birds are ready to go home, but they have no idea if there is a home to go. Patricio Espinoza, reports.
San Antonio, TX Spt.14, 2008.- A day after Hurricane IKE forced many to leave everything behind, Patricio Espinoza talks to evacuees, and San Antonio's Mayor Phil Hardberger, as thousands more could head their way if power in areas like Houston is not soon restored.