September 13, 2008 - Hurricane Ike Gouges Galveston

Learn about Hurricane Ike, the second-costliest storm that has hit the United States.

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Hurricane Ike started as a tropical wave west of Cape Verde on September 1st, 2008. By the 4th, the hurricane reached peak intensity as a Category 4.

Ike made its way across the Atlantic and through the Gulf of Mexico before it made its final landfall in Galveston, Texas on September 13th.

As of 2008, Hurricane Ike was the second-costliest storm in U.S. history. Ike was responsible for 195 deaths and cost upwards of $38 billion in damage.

Learn more about Hurricane Ike, its destructive track and costly aftermath on this episode of "This Day In Weather History."

"This Day In Weather History” is a daily podcast by The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories from host Chris Mei.

Thumbnail credit: NOAA/Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Forecast Office; Houston OEM