Galveston_Experts say Hurricane Ike's storm surges are less severe than originally predicted and the worst is probably over.
Hydrologist Benton McGee from the U.S. Geological Survey says the highest storm surge will probably remain 13.5 feet at Sabine Pass in Texas.
He says a 5-foot storm surge was recorded in the Houston area. Now the big concern is inland flooding.
The surge at Galveston, where Ike made landfall, was about 11 feet.
Forecasters had predicted a surge of up to 25 feet. That would've been the highest in recorded history in Texas - above 1961's Hurricane Carla, which brought a 22-foot wall of water.
It will take a few days before more definitive measurements are available.
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Several crews responded to a series of fires along Highway 7 near the Comanche/Stephens County line. Crews still have not determined how they started, but they suspect the fires were ignited by a vehicle that could have been inadvertently dragging a chain, or a trailer that was sending out sparks. Firefighters were able to get it under control and keep it from spreading too far.
Today Fort Sill held its 4th annual "Soldier for Life" hiring event and education fair to help service members who are seeking careers after the military. There were over 90 businesses and 30 colleges from the local, state, and national level at the event.
Investigations are continuing around Parliament, but lawmakers are expected to go ahead with plans to reconvene in a show of solidarity.
A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.
Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear.