Hurricane Ike came and left with very little adverse effect here in Wagoner, OK. We ended up with about 2-3 inches of rain and had an hour of winds in the 40-50 mph range.
One of the greatest "benefits" however, of this horrific storm, brought wonderfully cool weather (together with a cold front) to Oklahoma. This morning, it was 50 degrees. I actually had to use a blanket last night! The forecast for this week shows highs in the upper 70's and low 80's. Perhaps Autumn has actually arrived!