Friday, September 12, 2008

Yikes, Ike!

The story:
Houston officials are telling residents to stay put because it's not safe anymore to try to hit the road to escape Hurricane Ike.
The Category 2 storm had 105 mph winds as of 5 p.m. ET, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is expected to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday near Galveston, and by that time may have strengthened to a Category 3, forecasters say.
Ike is 900 miles wide, measuring the cloud cover at its widest point. On Friday, its tropical storm-force winds extended up to 275 miles -- the length of the Texas coastline -- from its center, for a total reach of about 550 miles.

1 comment:

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

how is your family...i keep checkin their blogs...but nothing. they are in my prayers...for real...and he likes me...usually..sometimes.