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Hurricane Ike – Worst Case Scenario for Texas

Much of Galveston Island is under water tonight as Hurricane Ike nears landfall. The devastating storm is the worst-case scenario for Galveston and Houston and is slamming parts of Louisiana still recovering from Hurricane Gustav.

The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center reports that the massive storm surge, which could be as high as 20 feet, will be the most devastating impact from the potentially deadly hurricane.

Hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings cover the Gulf Coast from South Texas to the border of Mississippi and Alabama.

The wall of water being pushed through the Gulf by Ike reached coastal areas Friday morning. As Ike makes landfall, Galveston and Houston will be in the path of the potentially lethal northeast quadrant of the storm.

Anyone still on the island and in the low-lying areas between Galveston and Houston tonight faces grave danger. Appearing on the Fox News Channel earlier today, Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged the estimated 14,500 residents believed to be on the barrier island to leave.  More from Accuweather

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September 12, 2008 - Posted by | weather | , ,

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