Thursday, September 11, 2008
Texans Move Out of Ike's Way
As Hurricane Ike steamed toward the Texas coast, frail and elderly southeast Texas residents were put aboard buses to San Antonio, while authorities warned 1 million other people to flee inland. The storm was expected to hit land Saturday, with some forecasts predicting that it could become a Category 4 hurricane, with winds of at least 131 mph.
SOURCE: Associated Press
IN FACT More than 5 million people live in and between Corpus Christi and Houston, where forecasts predict the storm will come ashore.