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Hurricane in Texas, United States

Friday, 12 September 2008

Type of Event:
Hurricane
Location of Event:
Texas, United States
Date of Charter Activation:
12/09/2008
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of the state of Texas
Project Management:
Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin

Description of the event

Hurricane Ike made landfall at Galveston as a Category 2 hurricane on 13 September, causing widespread damage and flooding. Media reported four dead and up to two thousand missing. More than two million people had evacuated coastal areas prior to landfall.