Valley game wardens perform aid missions following Hurricane Ike

Game Warden Will Plumas expected to see extensive damage from Hurricane Ike, but admits he was stunned by how bad things were.

“It was more than what I expected,” he said. “There were places that looked like they had been bulldozed. It’s funny; there would be five houses in a row missing and one untouched.”

Plumas was one of six state game wardens from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department enforcement office in the Rio Grande Valley who were sent to areas on the upper Texas coast to assist with search and rescues, as well as law enforcement duties.

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