Hurricane Ike Weakens

While residents of the Florida Keys may be breathing easier, elsewhere in the Gulf Coast states, people are anxiously watching Hurricane Ike's path. The Category-2 storm has been battering Cuba today. Forecasters says it's likely to cross the island and pass into the Gulf of Mexico sometime tomorrow night. Current tracks indicate it could make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border this weekend. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says while it's too early to be evacuating, it is time to begin preparations. He is urging residents to start stockpiling food, water, batteries and other supplies. The state is also getting shelters ready and making plans for another possible evacuation. Officials in the Keys let an evacuation order expire today. But they're telling residents who've left to stay away until any possible danger has passed. And they are advising those who stayed behind to stay inside.


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