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Five years later, Hurricane Ike still remembered deep in the heart of Texas

In the course of American history, few weather events are infamous enough to be remembered by name, let alone the date they occurred.

April 27th will forever stick in the minds of southerners who lived through the horrific Super Tornado Outbreak of 2011. August 29th is a date remembered on the northern Gulf Coast as the day Hurricane Katrina changed not only the lives of its inhabitants, but served as a pivotal moment in the history of the country.

But today, September 13th, is remembered by Texans as the day Hurricane Ike made landfall. Five years ago this morning, Ike came ashore in the Lone Star State, leaving in its wake one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history....

Read entire article at Washington Post