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Hurricane Humberto
September 12-14, 2007

Hurricane Humberto developed extremely rapidly on September 12, 2007, before making landfall along the southwestern Jefferson County, Texas coast as a Category 1 hurricane early on the morning of September 13, 2007.

Humberto made history due to its rapid strengthening from a tropical depression the morning of September 12, 2007, to a hurricane early on September 13, 2007, as no other hurricane has ever strengthened so quickly close to landfall.  After making landfall between High Island, TX, and Sea Rim State Park, TX, the hurricane then tracked northeastward across Jefferson and Orange counties, impacting the Golden Triangle metropolitan area of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange.  This area had been severely damaged by Hurricane Rita just two years earlier.  Although a small hurricane with a very tight wind field, Humberto caused considerable wind and flood damage across Jefferson and Orange counties, with numerous trees and power lines blown down along with some damage to structures.  The storm knocked out power to 120,000 customers in the area.  Damage estimates across Southeast Texas from Humberto were around $60,000,000.

Humberto continued northeastward across southern Newton county, crossing the state line into western Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes, and causing additional wind and flood damage along its path.  The storm weakened as it moved further northeastward, moving across Vernon, Rapides, and far northwestern Allen parishes during the afternoon hours on September 13th, before exiting the area.

Listed below are post-storm reports and meteorological data gathered from this hurricane.  All data is considered preliminary, and is subject to change at any time.  Additional information will continue to be added to this page in the future.  

Radar and Satellite Animated Imagery
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Radar Imagery: Houston, TX Lake Charles, LA
  Fort Polk, LA Jackson, MS

GOES 12 Satellite Imagery:

4 km Infrared 4 km Visible
1 km Visible