Latest Effects of Hurricane Ike in Texas Stories
The Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. The "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Ike grew to fierce Category 4 strength Saturday as it roared on an uncertain path that forced millions from the Caribbean to Florida and Louisiana to Mexico to wonder where it would eventually come ashore.
By Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle Aug. 6--Wind and rain, occasionally heavy but never severe, marked the arrival of Tropical Storm Edouard on Tuesday. By day's end there was little to remember him by other than soggy turf and a few aggravated souls left without power.
By Kevin Moran and Dale Lezon, Houston Chronicle Aug. 5--Bands of heavy rain and high winds lashed the upper Texas Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Edouard made landfall early today and slogged toward the Houston area and farther inland.
The evacuation of the U.S. Gulf Coast turned deadly on Friday when a bus carrying elderly people fleeing Hurricane Rita caught fire on a Texas highway, killing at least 20 along a major escape route, local officials and news reports said.
By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - The evacuation of the U.S. Gulf Coast turned deadly on Friday when a bus carrying people fleeing Hurricane Rita caught fire a Texas highway, killing at least 20 people along a major escape route, local officials and news reports said.
Hundreds of thousands of people across the Houston metropolitan area struggled to make their way inland in a bumper-to-bumper exodus Thursday as Hurricane Rita closed in on the nation's fourth-largest city with winds howling at 150 mph. An estimated 1.8 million residents or more in Texas and Louisiana were under orders to evacuate.