Getting ready for Ike

by Christa Lollis

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - With Hurricane Ike making its way into the Gulf of Mexico, people in its path are already making preparations.

Lufkin could be getting hundreds of evacuees back in the area. Most of the hotels in Lufkin are already at capacity with reservations or close to it. Most of those reservations are from Wednesday through Sunday.

Hotel manager of the Holiday Inn Express on 59 south says people started calling to reserve rooms on Friday.