Hurricane Ike causes death and uncertainty

September 12th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by David M N James  

Hurricane Ike has become the season’s worst nemesis after becoming the most powerful and uncertain weather phenomenon’s.

Ike has gained more strength, caused more deaths and wreaked havoc in people’s lives. Currently, Ike is headed for Houston Texas with winds howling increasing the uncertainty of tranquil once more. The hurricane has bore down on Texas forcing all neighborhoods and possibly the entire coastal communities to be inundated during the period of peak storm tide. Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single family, one- or two-story homes will face certain death officials have warned.

Hurricane Ike bore down on Texas and has led to what is deemed the most worrisome humanitarian and weather crisis of the times. The hurricane smashed on the Texan lives leading to massive evacuations due to flooding and also prompting mandatory evacuations. Weather experts have warned residents against ignoring the evacuation orders. They have said that Ike will cause deaths and immense loss of property and lives.

Crude oil prices have rose from a five-month low as Hurricane Ike headed toward a near-direct hit on Houston, the busiest US refining center in the United States.

Hurricane Ike has tripled in size in the central Gulf of Mexico. It is now a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 100 mph (160 kph). Hurricane Ike is following a track which is the same as the one followed in 1900 by Galveston hurricane that killed 8,000 people.

Galveston remains in history as the deadliest storm in U.S. history.

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