Hurricane Gustav and Ike
On September 1, 2008, only three years after Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Gustav made landfall on the Louisiana coast, reaching into Florida with destructive rain bands and tornadoes. The hurricane had especially large impacts in Baton Rouge.
Only two weeks later, on September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike made landfall during the early morning hours in the Galveston/Houston area of Texas.
NOAA OR&R provided scientific support to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in responding to the numerous incidents generated as a result of the storms.