As Hurricane Ike approaches, some are saying it could be the worst to hit Texas in 40 years and its effect on Texas could be like that of Hurricane Carla (via @mysaweathervane). Carla made landfall on the Texas coast 47 years ago this week, on Sept. 11, 1961.
In recent weeks, we've posted here about Aggie journalists covering hurricanes this season, including San Antonio Express-News writer Roy Bragg '80, who went to New Orleans to report on Hurricane Gustav, and KBTX's Jordan Meserole '05 and Kristen Ross '05, who embedded with a search and rescue team during Dolly.
This time around, Richard Oliver '81 will be liveblogging Ike for the Express-News; please write in and tell us if you will also be covering the storm. We have many Aggies at newspapers on the coast as well as Houston and San Antonio, and this storm currently seems set to come far inland. At times like these, all of us tend to convert to storm coverage, whatever our normal job descriptions are. Tell us what you're up to: Twittering breaking news or blogging from an emergency bunker, or send us a link to your photos.
Above all, be safe. Gig' em. And remember, no matter what they tell you, the official Houston evacuation route for Aggies is NOT Loop 610!