Hurricane Ike Anniversary
One year ago on September 13th, 2008 Hurricane Ike made landfall on the coast of Texas. Galveston suffered more than $3.2 billion in damage and destroyed or damaged thousands of other homes from the Gulf Coast into Houston -- as the costliest natural disaster in Texas history. The storm surge reached as high as 20 feet and its 110 mph winds. Ike was blamed for at least 72 deaths in the U.S., including 37 in Texas.