For the first time since Hurricane Ike decimated their community, Bolivar residents were able to return home for a few hours on Friday.
The “look and leave policy” allows them to survey their property between the hours of six in the morning until four in the afternoon.
2 on the Beat was there on Friday, and was shocked by the amount of damage to homes and businesses.
It was an emotional journey home for the residents, but instead of being discouraged, so many of them are determined to rebuild their lives and reclaim the land they love.
There is no water, sewer or phone service on the peninsula, so residents cannot live there until repairs are completed.