Hurricane Ike, the latest in a hurricane season that looks like it’s going to be a whopper, has finally left Cuba after days of slowly moving across the island, unleashing devastating rains and causing serious wind, water and flood damage. Most affected was the city of Havana, whose elegant but fragile centuries-old architecture suffered severe damage. Cuba had already been hit by Hurrican Gustav on August 30. Ike had already dealt a glancing blow to Haiti, which has still been smarting from Tropical Storm Hannah last week. Ike’s curent trajectory has it heading to Texas or Northern Mexico within the next few days.