Hurricane Ike, which battered Cuba and the Turks and Caicos Islands earlier in the week, has hit Galvaston, Texas. Powerful 110mph+ winds and torrential rain has caused major flooding and areas of the town are currently under 5 ft of water. Galvaston is famous for the Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest hurricane in US history.
The path of the storm is struck Houston in the early morning of September 13th and caused power outages and minor damage. The extent of the damage is not yet known.