When did Hurricane Ike hit?


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Hurricane Ike landed in the Houston and Galveston areas of Texas on September 13, 2008. The hurricane also caused many deaths and significant damage in Cuba and Haiti. A September 2013 Claims Journal article noted that it was the most expensive hurricane to ever hit Texas.

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When the hurricane landed on the Texas coastline, it carried winds as high as 110 miles per hour and caused tidal waves as high as 20 feet along the coast. Major evacuations in Galveston and parts of Louisiana helped minimize loss of life from the storm. The Claims Journal indicated that insurance companies paid out over $12 billion in claims resulting from wind and flood damage.

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