Thirty-one are dead and countless buildings are destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Ike, according to USA Today.
The 31 Ike-related deaths are being reported from nine different states.
USA Today reports, seven dead in Texas, one dead in Kentucky, six dead in Louisiana, two dead in Tennessee, one dead in Arkansas, four dead in Ohio, seven dead in Indiana, two dead in Illinois and four dead in Missouri.
At least three people have been pulled from wreckage in Galveston County, possibly four.
Galveston authorities are saying the death toll is not yet official, as they are still scouring the wreckage for more.
Rescuers in Galveston went door-to-door Saturday morning knocking on the homes of an estimated 20,000 people who remained back by will of their own, or failed to evacuate in time. Near 2000 people have now been rescued.
The city of Houston has placed a weeklong curfew on its citizens. Authorities are urging residents not to go outside between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless absolutely necessary.
The first fatality came when a 19-year-old man drowned in the water right off the coast of Corpus Christi after being swept out to sea when he and a friend went to the end of a 100-foot jetty to marvel at the waves created by the hurricane.
One of the waves claimed the man and launched him onto the rocks below.
Two bystanders tried to help, though one was seriously injured and airlifted to a nearby hospital.