In Nacogdoches, lines to gasoline stations began forming early Thursday morning.
And, evacuees are steadily filling up the shelters. Volunteers say they were prepared for Hurricane Gustav, and they are also prepared for Ike.
"It's just the weather. We can't control it. It's mother nature and we just have to roll with the flow," said Dee Kirkley, a volunteer.
Sheriff Thomas Kerss wants Nacogdoches County residents to know that assistance will be available if the situation gets as bad as Rita did.
His advice is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.