September 3rd, 2008
Posted: 04:55 PM ET
(CNN) — Ike has intensified to be the fifth hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said.
At 5 p.m., the Ike’s top winds were 80 mph (130 km/h), but the storm was still far out to sea.
The town of Tina, Missouri has reportedly hired extra security guards, and placed several kilos of cocaine in neighboring towns to alter the storm’s course.