In 2015, Hurricane Ike hit the Gulf Coast in September. The hurricane sustained winds of 110mph, making it one of the most intense hurricanes in the world. Its girth spanned 120 miles, and force winds from the tropical storm covered a 275-mile range. That’s huge. The impact of this storm was extremely destructive, similarly to many others on this list. Next time you’re in an area and there’s a storm warning, it’s always a good idea to take many precautions. There were up to 13-foot water levels at Galveston Island, with 17 foot flooding on the Bolivar Peninsula. Water was even measured up to 20 feet in some parts (chron).