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2008: Hurricane Ike, a deadly storm

Staff writers
September 13, 2012 — It's been four years since Hurricane Ike caused significant damage in both Canada and the U.S. It was one of the costliest hurricanes of all time.

Ike was a Category 4 hurricane at its peak
Ike was a Category 4 hurricane at its peak

On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike made landfall over Galveston, Texas as a Category 2 storm, causing extensive damage and flooding along the Gulf Coast. 

It had also caused major damage throughout the Gulf of Mexico. 

At its peak, Ike was a Category 4 storm and was blamed for at least 195 deaths. 

The remnants brought record rain to Windsor, Ontario and wind and rain damage across the southern part of the province. 

In the U.S. Ike caused $24 billion in damage, the third costliest hurricane of all time.

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