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 was responsible for 195 recorded casualties spread out among several Caribbean nations and the Gulf states of the U.S. The storm was the third major hurricane of the 2008 season, and in early September, it ... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

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

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 »