Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Ike is still a category 2, but is strengthening and is headed towards Galveston Bay.  (It's a strong category 2, almost a 3.) The Weather Channel has lots of footage, including weather persons being buffeted by the wind and drenched by the rain.

Update: Ike made landfall as a category 2 on Galveston Island in early morning (3:10 am) and is a cat 1 now.  It has passed Houston and is headed for the midwest.  I see that thousands of people didn't evacuate from Galveston.  I'd thought that it was supposed to be covered with water...  Damage reports are beginning to come in.

Update: Ike is now a tropical storm and is heading NNE.  From the AOL welcome window:

Texas Launches
Massive Rescue

140,000 Ignored Hurricane Warnings

Update (9-16-08): The remnants of Ike are headed for Iceland.

 

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