Hurricane Ike, a 2008 hurricane that caused widespread damage in the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States, began forming as a tropical wave off the coast of Africa, became a tropical depression as it moved westwa... More »

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 i... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Since 1886, the first year that data is available, 41 storms classified as hurricanes have passed within 75 miles of the Houston/Galveston county warning area as of 2014. According to, a hurricane stre... More »

Hurricane Patricia, a storm that made landfall on the Western Pacific coast of Mexico, had a maximum measured wind speed of 198 miles per hour, the highest recorded sustained hurricane wind speed, as of 2015. However, sc... More »

Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Monday, August 29, 2005, causing a massive amount of damage in New Orleans and other coastal areas of Louisiana. The hurricane itself was devastating, but the New Orleans' levee system ... More »

Hurricane Andrew formed from a tropical wave near Africa, according to the University of Rhode Island. The storm grew to a tropical depression and then a tropical storm as it moved across the ocean. Eventually, the wind ... More »

Most of the hurricanes that affect the United States form in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa and travel west towards America. A smaller number come together in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico and move north. More »