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
140,000 Ignored Hurricane Warnings
Update (9-16-08): The remnants of Ike are headed for Iceland.