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Eyes on Ike as it moves toward the Gulf

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As the East Coast mops up from Tropical Storm Hanna, those in South Florida and along the Gulf Coast have their eyes on Hurricane Ike.

Ike is expected to impact South Florida early in the week before heading into the Gulf of Mexico. Where along the Gulf Coast the storm might make landfall remains uncertain, so residents from Florida to Texas are being reminded to prepare, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hurricane Ike slammed Cuba's eastern province of Holguín late Sunday after hitting the Turks and Caicos and killing dozens in northern Haiti. In the Florida Keys, authorities worried that too many people had ignored orders to leave before Ike closes in on the area, the Miami Herald reports.

As of this morning, Ike was a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 100 mph, the National Hurricane Center reports. At 8 a.m., the storm was centered about 20 miles south of Camaguey, Cuba, and moving west at 14 mph.

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