Google Maps now has a hurricane tracking feature. It’s pretty awesome, although at the same time pretty scary. As you can see, the current prediction is for Ike to make landfall on my homelands of Corpus Christi. Here’s hoping it gets fickle with the forecasters and veers way north (as in, Louisiana. Houston has my family in it, too) or way south (although not too close to me, claro.)
Also a good bookmark is the National Hurricane Center, where I just learned that within just the last four hours, Ike grew to a Category 2.