Saturday, September 13, 2008

Deadly Hurricane Lashes Texas

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Galveston, Houston and all those who were affected by yet another natural disaster, called a category 5 hurricane by Jeff Masters of the Weather Underground because of its size.
Deadly Hurricane Lashes Texas

The storm's wide reach means it will pack an unusually strong punch, taking the form of a huge wave of water it is pushing ahead of it.

"This is a Category 5 hurricane," said The Weather Underground's Jeff Masters. "I don't care what the Category 2 rating says," he said. Category 5 storms are the most dangerous.

The storm surge could push as far inland as NASA's Johnson Space Center south of Houston, Mr. Masters said.
Ike could be the third-most damaging storm in U. S. history behind Hurricanes Katrina and Andrew in 1992, experts said.

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Tags: Hurricane Ike, Galveston, Houston

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