Hurricane Ike is currently wreaking havoc on Texas and Louisiana coastlines and just tossed a disabled freighter in rough water. Though Ike’s eye was expected to hit the area around Galveston late Friday or early Saturday, it was already thrashing through the area causing floods in the Louisiana coast which was still recovering from the wrath of Hurricane Gustav.
Ike is considered one of the biggest storms that have entered the US lately and is expected to move towards Houston. Though most of the residents of Galveston have already evacuated, Houston’s 2 million residents were ordered to hunker down and stay to avoid highway gridlock when the storm comes in. Most Houston residents are now stocking up grocery supplies and boarding up their homes in anticipation of the coming storm.