Thursday, September 11, 2008
Hurrican Ike... Yikes!
Landfall is forecast early on Saturday between Freeport and Galveston, Texas, which puts Houston and surrounding Harris County on the dangerous east side of the storm. The cloud shield from Hurricane Ike took up nearly half of the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, but as of the late afternoon hours remained at Category 2 strength, with sustained winds of 100 mph. With hurricane force winds extending 115 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds out to 225 miles, conditions along the Gulf Coast will deteriorate long before landfall late on Friday.