New Galveston fire station latest recovery from Ike in 2008

Fire officials bring a ceremonial fire hose out to officially open Galveston's Fire Station No. 1 on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Firefighters will be moving into their expanded, renovated space this week. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
City officials, community members and first responders from around the county listen to speakers in the bay of Fire Station No. 1 during the grand opening in Galveston on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
A Galveston firefighter walks down the stairs from the second floor of the new Fire Station No. 1 on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The front foyer features photographs of all of Galveston's fire chiefs. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
Kendall Hargrove, 5, wears a plastic firefighter helmet during the grand opening of Fire Station No. 1 in Galveston on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. City officials, first responders and community members were all in attendance to celebrate the opening. Firefighters will be moving into their expanded, renovated space this week. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
Fire officials bring a ceremonial fire hose out to officially open Galveston's Fire Station No. 1 on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Firefighters will be moving into their expanded, renovated space this week. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston, Texas, has a new main fire station as recovery continues since Hurricane Ike swamped parts of the city in 2008.

The Galveston County Daily News reports the $9.6 million Fire Station No. 1 was one of the last large projects funded by Ike disaster relief money. Construction continues on a public works building and a wastewater treatment plant.

Visitors on Wednesday toured the nearly 28,000-square-foot (2,600-square-meter) fire station. The base is 11 feet (3.35 meters) above ground level.

Fire Chief Mike Wisko says the station was reinforced to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. Forecasters say such storms include winds of at least 157 mph (250 kph).

All six Galveston fire stations were damaged by Ike, with winds of 110 mph (177 kph) and a 15-foot (4.6-meter) storm surge.

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Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com

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