Sunday is the 119th anniversary of the Great Storm, which destroyed Galveston and environs in early September 1900 and remains today the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

In about a week, we’ll mark the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Ike, which destroyed Bolivar Peninsula, and flooded about 75 percent of Galveston Island, along with many other parts of the county, with massive storm surge.

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AJ LeBlanc

Thanks, Mike. The article by "Weather Man Stan" yesterday is also worth reading.

Randy Chapman

Hopefully, Invest 94 finds a place to die. It's one of those low-lying Cape Verde weather systems that have a chance to cross the tropical Atlantic due to its low latitude as it leaves the African coast. Strangely, if it arrives into the Gulf, it will be close to the anniversary, date-wise of Ike. I hope it doesn't make it!

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