Hurricane Ike’s impacts leave 32 dead across 9 states. Sept 15 2008


ABC News

Hurricane Ike will be entered into the record books for the severe damage it inflicted in and around Galveston, Texas, experts say.
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At this time, 1:00pm CDT Sept. 13 2008, Ike is still a hurricane at 80 mph. large areas from Galveston to Houston without power. Tornado watch in far eastern Texas and most of west-central Louisiana.

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Currently in other weather news, Chicago is experiencing a major rain event, expected to move toward Detroit. 184 basements reported flooded in Chicago, likely many more.

Downtown Houston was showered with glass from windows blown out of skyscrapers. Flooding contiues to be a major issue at this time.

Ike now downgraded to a Tropical Storm.

Here are some news links to Ike.

Hurricane Ike rescue video


Ike is the ninth named storm and fifth hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season.

Washington Post

By Chris Baltimore and Anna Driver HOUSTON – (Reuters) – Hurricane Ike powered across the densely populated Texas coast and through Houston Saturday,

Times Online

GALVESTON, Texas (CNN) — Hurricane Ike’s storm surge flooded Galveston’s historic district early Saturday, sparked fires and knocked out power.

Freighter crew safe after riding out Hurricane IkeCNN International