As most anyone who watches the weather knows, Ike is headed for the Galveston area and it is not headed toward Florida. However, I am learning one of the fun facts of the Gulf is that the water here has a “bathtub effect” ~ I believe that is what they called it.
Basically, because the Gulf is like a bowl, activity within it affects it most of the way around ~ especially if that storm is as huge as Ike.
So, Destin is taking a beating and my favorite strip of sand is underwater at this point. Can you believe that a storm hundreds of miles away could cause road closures in Florida??
Tonda — I thought you’d appreciate this. I’m sure you’ll recognize some of these places.
Here’s a different one — just some still shots around the area.