Here's the latest report from the Salvation Army about the preparations for post-landfall and Hurricane Ike:
The key quote:
"A storm of this size and intensity threatening a metropolitan area presents an enormous danger," said Major James Taylor, Texas Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army. "Hurricane-force winds and wide-spread flooding could not only cause loss of life and property, but could displace thousands of people for an indefinite period of time. We'll need public support to ensure a viable long-term response effort for the many people we expect will be in need."
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has this news:1