Fla. Keys Evacuation Order Canceled

Residents urged to stay put as Hurricane Ike menaces mainland
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2008 12:13 PM CDT
A man rides his bicycle under heavy rains produced by Hurricane Ike in Cuba today.   (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
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(Newser) – Hurricane Ike is now a Category 2 storm, and officials have rescinded orders to evacuate the Florida Keys, the Miami Herald reports. Residents still on the archipelago shouldn't go anywhere, and those who've already left are being asked not to return until after the storm passes. It's expected to continue battering Cuba today and tomorrow before proceeding toward the mainland.