BEAUMONT, Texas — September 13 marks the anniversaries of two devastating storms.
Hurricane Ike struck Galveston Island 11 years ago in 2008, killing more than 200 in its lifetime.
Hurricane Humberto struck 12 years ago, making landfall between High Island, and Sea Rim State Park as one of the fastest forming hurricanes on record.
Hurricane Ike, 2008 | Ike hit Galveston Island early on Sept. 13, 2008, as a large category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 mph.
It was one of the most devastating storms to affect the Upper Texas Coast.
The Cape Verde storm claimed 214 lives during its lifetime across the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba and then on into Texas. Texas saw 113 deaths in the state.
It peaked as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 145 mph.
Ike produced a catastrophic 12-17 foot storm surge that swept over the Bolivar Peninsula when it made its landfall in Texas. Eighty percent of the homes on the Bolivar Peninsula were destroyed. That surge also caused catastrophic flooding in Bridge City, with many having to be rescued.
Damage is estimated at $38 billion.
Hurricane Humberto, 2007 | On the morning of Sept. 13, 2007, Humberto made landfall between High Island and Sea Rim State Park as a category one hurricane, with winds of 90 mph.
The storm was one of, if not the fastest, forming hurricane on record. It went from a depression, with winds of 30 mph, to a 90 mph category one hurricane within 24 hours.
One person was killed in Bridge City and the storm caused $60 million in damage.
It also produced 120,000 power outages in Southeast Texas. After making landfall the storm moved through the Golden Triangle, heading northeast into Newton County.