Hurricane Ike is 612 miles from Austin, heading toward Galveston at 12 MPH.
Galveston has a mandatory evacuation meaning that friends (with pets) are coming up to stay in Austin. AISD schools are closing early to help keep the roads clear, as well as many other Central Texas schools.
UT, short of changing athletic schedules and opening up parking garages for everyone, has not made any announcement regarding closures.
Our families are a bit worried about traveling during the storm. Vanessa and I are scheduled to be in Wichita Falls this weekend. Her parents, who were going to join us from The Woodlands, has canceled their trip. Before looking at everything, I think a Austin to Wichita Falls trip would not be terribly impacted by the hurricane.