Claims News Service, Sept. 12, 2:57 p.m. — As Hurricane Ike approaches land and becomes more organized in size and wind speeds, one catastrophe modeling firm is warning the north Texas coast to ready itself for landfall late Friday or early Saturday.

“The largest concentrations of exposure in Texas are along the northern part of the coast, near Houston,” said Dr. Peter Dailey, director of atmospheric science at AIR Worldwide, in a release. “In fact, the five northernmost coastal counties, including Houston’s Harris County, account for 85 percent of the total coastal exposure in Texas, which by AIR’s estimate exceeds $890 billion.”

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