On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike, a high Category 2 storm (110 mph), roared into Galveston and became the most destructive hurricane in Texas with $30 billion in damages and one of the top three in U.S. history. Only Hurricanes Katrina (2005; Category 3 in Louisiana; $89.4 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars) and Hurricane Andrew (1992; Category 5 in Florida and Category 3 in Louisiana; $40.72 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars) surpassed Ike in destructiveness.
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