Hurricane Ike

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Hurricane Ike was a category 2 hurricane and was expected to make landfall in Houston, Texas on September 14th, 2008 as a Category 3 with winds exceeding 131 miles an hour. [1] Ike has been ranked as the seventh most expensive catastrophe in the United States history. Mike Barry of the Insurance Information Institute in New York said there was $8.1 billion in insured damage from Hurricane Ike. [2]

References

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/12/us/12ike.html?ref=us
  2. This Year's Hurricane Season Set New Records, Associated Press, Fox News, November 28, 2008

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