Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
Scot Adams helps demolish a house Monday that was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas. Galveston officials will ask Congress for about $2.2 billion in disaster relief this week to repair the island's port, save a major research hospital from going under and rebuild the city's infrastructure. With 57,000 residents, the amount officials are asking for works out to about $36,800 a resident.

Scot Adams helps demolish a house Monday that was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas. Galviston officials will ask Congress for about $2.2 billion in disaster relief this week to repair the island's port, save a major research hospital from going under and rebuild the city's infrastructure. With 57,000 residents, the amount officials are asking for works out to about $36,800 a resident.