Photo: Hurricane Ike May Hit Texas With 15-Foot Storm Surge



Hurricane Ike (above on September 10, 2008) has moved into the Gulf of Mexico and is strengthening, experts say.

Shallow water near a continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico will fuel the storm and could cause a 15-foot (4.6-meter) storm surge as it slams into the coast of Texas later this week.

Photograph courtesy NOAA


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