Last Hurricane To Hit US Was Ike

HOUSTON - Hurricane Irene will be the first hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Ike.

Hurricane Ike hit southeast Texas on Sept. 13, 2008. The strong Category 2 storm packed 110 mph winds.

Ike affected about 75 percent of the Galveston Island and cost the city millions. It was deemed the third-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, and FEMA said it was the costliest to ever hit Texas.

Take a look back at the damage Ike caused.

  • The 1900 Galveston Hurricane: A Look Back

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