Its almost 5pm here in Katy. The wind speed is about the same as last time, although that won't hold for much longer. The clouds are thickening. The outer bands of Ike are at or near the coast so things are just now barely beginning. the weather is expected to rapidly deteriorate over the next hour or two. Flooding along the coast has already begun to occur. The entire town of Surfside Beach is reported to be under water. Exxon-Mobil's Baytown refinery ( our contry's largest refiner of gasoline) has been shut down. Shell's Massive Deer Park Manufacturing Complex is or very soon will be shut down. The Cities of Galveston, and Baytown have had to shut down water and sewer service in order to prevent contamination of their systems.