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Hurricane Humberto
Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Tropical Storm Humberto near the Texas coast.
Formed September 12, 2007
Dissipated September 14, 2007
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 90 mph (150 km/h)
Lowest pressure 985 mbar (hPa); 29.09 inHg
Damage $50 million (2007 USD)
Areas affected southeast Texas, Louisiana
Part of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Humberto formed and strengthened faster than any other tropical cyclone on record within 18 hours of landfall; developing on September 12, 2007 in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, the cyclone quickly strengthened and struck High Island, Texas, with winds of about 90 mph (150 km/h) early on September 13. It steadily weakened after moving ashore, and on September 14 it began dissipating over northwestern Georgia as it interacted with an approaching cold front. Humberto was the eighth named storm and third hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, and became the first hurricane to strike the United States since Hurricane Wilma of 2005. Damage was fairly light, estimated at about $50 million.

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