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  Texas Storms, 1900-1876 Storms
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1.  
North Texas
September 20 to 23, 1900
Storm was centered in Coleman County near the city of Coleman where 11.25 in. of rain was recorded in 48 hours.
Deaths and Damage:   Some loss of life and about $300,000 in property damage occurred in the Brazos, Trinity, and Colorado River Basins.
Max. Precipitation:   11.25 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Coleman Co., Coleman
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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Galveston area
September 8 to 10, 1900
A destructive hurricane left no buildings untouched, and more than one-half of the city was demolished. Barometric pressure measured 27.64 mm Hg at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. All rain and wind gages in the Galveston area were swept away.
Deaths and Damage:   As many as 6,000 people lost their lives. The hurricane caused the Nation's greatest natural disaster.
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Catastrophic
Storm Center(s):   Galveston Co., Galveston
References:   Schoner and Molansky, 1956

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Central Texas
July 13 to 18, 1900
Heavy rainfall in the Guadalupe River Basin caused about a 75-year flood peak near Comfort, Texas.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   15.85 in. (Galveston Co.)
13.28 in. (Kerr Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Galveston Co., Galveston
Kerr Co., Kerrville
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data


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4.  
Panhandle and Central Texas
April 5 to 8, 1900
Substantial rainfall from the Rio Grande to the High Plains caused damage in the Colorado, Brazos, and Guadalupe River Basins.
Deaths and Damage:   McDonald Dam on the Colorado River in Austin was destroyed. A wall of water claimed 23 lives and caused $1.25 million in damage in Austin.
Max. Precipitation:   8.80 in. (Mitchell Co.)
7.10 in. (Travis Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Mitchell Co., Colorado City
Travis Co., Austin
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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5.  
Central and East Texas
June 28 to July 1, 1899
Rainfall centered over the Brazos River Basin averaged 17 in. over an area of about 7,000 mi2. One storm center was in Robertson County near the city of Hearne, and another was in Coryell County. Hearne reported 34 in. of rain, and Turnersville reported 33 in. Long-time residents in the area described the flood on the Brazos River as the worst in their lifetime. read more...
Deaths and Damage:   As many as 35 people died, and damage was estimated at $9 million.
Max. Precipitation:   34.00 in.
Severity:   Catastrophic
Storm Center(s):   Robertson Co., Hearne
References:   Williams and Lowry, 1929; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data; Ellsworth, 1923, p. 47

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6.  
Central Texas
September 25 to 27, 1896
About 7-9 in. of rain in the area of Goliad, Blanco, and Hearne caused major flooding in those areas.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.00 in. (Falls Co.)
8.42 in. (McLennan Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Falls Co., Galindo
McLennan Co.
Brazos Co., College Station
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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7.  
Central and East Texas
January 29 to February 2, 1896
The storm was centered at College Station in Brazos County where 10.34 in. of rainfall was recorded. The city of Marshall in Harrison County recorded 9.4 in.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   10.34 in. (Brazos Co.)
9.40 in. (Harrison Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Brazos Co., College Station
Harrison Co., Marshall
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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8.  
Central Texas
April 29 to May 1, 1894
A narrow band of 5-6 in. of rain from vicinity of Bandera, Kendall, Blanco, and Travis Counties to Lamar County caused minor flooding
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Bandera Co.
Kendall Co.
Blanco Co.
Travis Co.
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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9.  
Del Rio Area
July 10, 1889
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in the Del Rio area and caused the Rio Grande to swell to over a mile wide at Del Rio.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Val Verde Co., Del Rio
References:   Dalrymple and others, 1937

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10.  
North-Central, Texas
May 27 to 28, 1885
Heavy rains from the 27th to the 28th caused extensive flooding on the Bosque and Brazos Rivers in Bosque and McLennan Counties. Bridges were washed out and homes and farmlands were inundated.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   8.50 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   McLennan Co., Waco
References:   None

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11.  
Rio Grande Basin
June 1884
This storm caused severe flooding from El Paso to Fort Quitman.
Deaths and Damage:   $1 million in damage to railways
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   El Paso Co., El Paso
References:   Dalrymple and others, 1937

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12.  
North-Central, Texas
May 20 to 21, 1884
Substantial rainfall caused the Trinity River at Fort Worth to overflow, inundating the bottomlands for a mile on either side and washing away a few cabins. The crest was the highest known since 1866. At Waco, the Brazos River crested at 32 feet as recorded by the USGS.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   13.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Parker Co., Weatherford
References:   None

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13.  
Tom Green and Erath Counties
August 23 to 24, 1882
Substantial rainfall caused the South Concho River to crest 45 feet above normal. San Angelo was inundated and the town of Ben Ficklin was washed away except for the courthouse and jail.
Deaths and Damage:   More than 50 people were reported drowned.
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Tom Green Co., San Angelo
References:   Dallas Morning News, 1999

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14.  
Rio Grande Basin
November 1881
This storm caused the highest flood on the Rio Grande since 1848 and disastrous damage in Brackettville, Brownsville, and Matamoras.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Kinney Co., Brackettville
Cameron Co., Brownsville
References:   Dalrymple and others, 1937

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15.  
West Texas
September 1880
This storm caused severe flooding near Mason and the largest known peak on the Frio River at Uvalde. The town of Frio was inundated.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Uvalde Co., Uvalde
References:   Dalrymple and others, 1937

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16.  
South Texas
August 14, 1880
Extremely heavy rains rendered all streams impassable between San Antonio and the Rio Grande.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Bexar Co., San Antonio
References:   Dalrymple and others, 1937

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17.  
South Texas
May 27, 1880
This storm caused the largest flood ever known in Brackettville; it inundated all of the city except parts of two hills.
Deaths and Damage:   More than 20 people drowned.
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Kinney Co., Brackettville
References:   Dalrymple and others, 1937

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