Hurricane Ike is starting to affect the Texas coast. Landfall is expected tonight at about 11 pm CDT-- Which coincides with high tide. Aparently they are expecting a surge of more than 25 feet, with the seawall being only 17 feet. This is accordingto the live repors that are showing on Fox News right now.
The other big news from this storm so far is the fate of the M.V. Antalina. The Antalian is a 584 foot freighter who lost propulsion in the Gulf in the path of Ike. The Coast Guard attempted a rescue but was turned back. There are 22 souls aboard. They will be riding out the storm on board.