According to the projections, Ike should be making landfall now, around Galveston, Texas.
Storm surge is projected to be 20+ feet. Right over Galveston.
Local authorities estimate that 90,000 people in three counties refused to evacuate.
Trust in your $deity, folks, but take precautions to stay alive. I know that during Hugo we lost a few folks that decided to ride out the storm on the front beach- they've not been seen since.
Here's hoping the morning does not reveal a human catastrophe by way of thousands of dead and trapped. This could get very bad.