Posted on 12.09.2008 - 21:31 UTC in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Ike was a Category 2 storm with 105 mile per hour (165 kilometre per hour) winds and likely will come ashore later today or early on Saturday as a potentially dangerous Category 3 storm, the US National Hurricane Centre said.
The storm is menacing Houston, and while the city could see hurricane-force winds, officials called for most residents to "shelter in place".
"They are in a safer, better position if they stay where they are," Houston Mayor Bill White said.
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