From someone at the local branch of the National Weather Service in Galveston, about Hurricane Ike:
"ALL NEIGHBORHOODS...AND POSSIBLY ENTIRE COASTAL COMMUNITIES... WILL BE INUNDATED DURING THE PERIOD OF PEAK STORM TIDE. PERSONS NOT HEEDING EVACUATION ORDERS IN SINGLE FAMILY ONE OR TWO STORY HOMES WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH. MANY RESIDENCES OF AVERAGE CONSTRUCTION DIRECTLY ON THE COAST WILL BE DESTROYED. WIDESPREAD AND DEVASTATING PERSONAL PROPERTY DAMAGE IS LIKELY ELSEWHERE."
UPDATE 1: Levee failed in NO. Katie needs to check in.
UPDATE 2: Fox News had a graphic in the corner of a whirling ball with "FOX" on one side and "CERTAIN DEATH" on the other, I swear to you. Damn. It's gone now.