Taking a hike because of Ike

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - September 15, 2008

The Houston construction worker only had enough money to put his girlfriend and son on a bus to California.

But he had to get out of the hurricane's way, too.

So, Howington hoofed it.

It took him two days of walking and hitchhiking to reach a shelter in San Antonio.

His one change of clothes got soaked on the way, as did his cell phone.

Now, that Hurricane Ike has passed, Howington has to figure out a way to get back home.

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