Saturday, September 13, 2008

Morning notes on Ike

Highest official reported wind gust so far: 96 mph at Houston Hobby Airport

Possibly 2-4 million people without power. Full restoration may take weeks.

Tall buildings in downtown Houston damages by hurricane force winds.

Brennan's restaurant in Houston destroyed by fire.

Severe flooding in Galveston area.

Landfall officially occurred at 2:10 a.m. according to the NHC. The center of the eye at landfall was between Point Bolivar and the eastern tip of Galveston Island where the free ferry is located.

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