Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Hurricane Humberto barely made the news when it made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana state line last week, but it did set a record. According to the National Hurricane Center, no storm has ever reached hurricane strength so rapidly so close to land. Humberto morphed from a tropical depression to a full-blown hurricane in less than 14 hours. By the time the eye of the storm had formed, Humberto was practically ashore.