Photos: A timeline of SE Texas hurricanes
Here is a year-by-year review of local storm activity since 1851, as compiled by the National Hurricane Center:
A tropical storm skirted the northwest Gulf at 60 mph, moving east and dissipating at the Louisiana-Mississippi line.
A 90-mph hurricane hit Sabine Pass, traveled up the Sabine River and fell apart in Arkansas, from Sept. 6 to Sept. 14.
A storm that reached 100 mph arose east of the Lesser Antilles deep in the Caribbean Sea on Sept. 9, made landfall in South Texas, curled sharply to the northeast and crossed just north of Southeast Texas on its way into Mississippi, Sept. 9-18.
A 90-mph storm rose in the southern Caribbean, passed over the Yucatan Peninsula and made landfall near Galveston from Aug. 19-24, falling apart finally in Kentucky.
A tropical storm with 50-mph winds made a direct hit on Sabine Pass on Sept. 15.
The first storm of the season, June 13, reached 85 mph and made a direct hit on Sabine Pass. A second direct hit from a 100-mph hurricane happened in mid-October. Both storms arose south of Cuba.
A 75-mph storm erupted off the central Gulf coast of Florida, traveled straight west, made landfall across Southeast Texas and broke apart in Central Texas.
A tropical depression moved at 35 mph across Southeast Texas on Oct. 2.
Two tropical storms straddled either side of Southeast Texas, both carrying 50-mph winds. The first, on Sept. 12, settled into eastern Cameron Parish, La.. The other crossed Galveston on Sept. 20.
The killer hurricane that struck Galveston in late August caused more than 8,000 deaths, the deadliest storm ever to strike the United States.
One storm formed that entire season. It was a tropical storm with recorded winds of 60 mph. It dead-ended in Sabine Pass on Sept. 19.
A storm rose in the Lesser Antilles, the chain of small Caribbean islands that stretch to South America, forming the Caribbean’s eastern edge, picked up energy in the chute between the Yucatan and Cuba and slammed into Sabine Pass in early August at 105 mph.
A storm that rose off the coast of South America, probably near Trinidad, picked its way across the Caribbean and into the Gulf from Aug. 10-15 until it finally aimed for Sabine Pass and dissipated in Arkansas.
A tropical storm formed off Panama on Sept. 18, hopped over the Yucatan and into the Bay of Campeche, curling west and north as it moved toward Sabine Pass between Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. Sixty-five years later, to the day, Hurricane Rita found the same spot.
A tropical storm whooshed and doused its way across Sabine Pass, moving east to west from Sept. 11-16, before petering out somewhere around San Antonio.
A slow-moving tropical storm crossed Sabine Pass on Sept. 16.
Tropical Storm Barbara, the first named storm to strike Southeast Texas in the first year of names for tropical storms, visited from July 27-30.
Tropical Storm Brenda came calling from July 31 to Aug. 3, passing just north of Southeast Texas at 60 mph.
Hurricane Audrey struck southwestern Louisiana, killing more than 400 and likely many more, as 125-mph winds slammed the remote coastline on June 25.
Hurricane Cindy zoomed in at 70 mph on Sept. 16, southwest of Sabine Pass.
Hurricane Carmen, with 130-mph wind, passed to the north of Southeast Texas in late August - exposing the weak side of the storm - on its way toward Central Texas.
Tropical Storm Debra, at 50 mph, cruised up from Sabine Pass and fell apart in Arkansas in late August.
Male storm names debuted, and Southeast Texas got 65 mph Tropical Storm Bob from July 9 to 16.
Tropical Storm Danielle formed off the Louisiana coast on Sept. 4, traveling north and west into Sabine Pass and curving west toward Del Rio.
Tropical Storm Chris formed in the Gulf on Sept. 9, hit Sabine Pass and traveled to Arkansas.
Hurricane Alicia’s 120 mph winds struck Houston, ripping glass panes from office building windows. It formed Aug. 15 and lasted for five days, threatening, but not damaging, Southeast Texas.
Hurricane Danny, 80 mph, from Aug. 12-18, and Hurricane Juan, 75 mph, Oct. 26-Nov. 1, swirled around Southeast Texas.
Hurricane Bonnie, a Category 1 storm with 75 mph winds, roared into High Island and caused most of its damage in western Jefferson County. Beaumont still suffered about $1 million in property damage.
Hurricane Chantal, 70 mph, July 30 to Aug. 1., and Hurricane Jerry, 75 mph, Oct. 12-16, grabbed attention and knocked over signs.
Tropical Storm Allison, June 5-17, swirled around Southeast Texas after causing major flooding in Houston. At least 40 people were killed. A new drainage detention pond system in Beaumont was put to the test, containing the 13-plus inches of rain that fell in 24 hours.
Hurricane Rita struck on Sept. 24, hitting Sabine Pass at 155 mph. The Category 3 storm caused $12 billion in damage.
Hurricane Humberto hit Southeast Texas on Sept. 13 at 80 mph.
Tropical Storm Edouard brought some rain from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6. One week later, a year to the day that Humberto hit, Hurricane Ike, at 125 mph, pushed the Gulf into Southeast Texas, causing $29.5 billion in damage in the state as a whole, the second-costliest hurricane on record.