Recent Texas Storms

(See 255 Historic Texas Storms and Floods)

Major
Floods in Recent Years
:
Our documentary section focuses on
major floods in recent years. These storms all have unique characteristics
and involve a significant loss of life and property. An important point
is that each storm could have occurred anywhere in the state.

Date(s)
Tropical Storm Allison
LocationCentral
Texas
South-Central
Texas
Southeast
Texas
(Houston)
Central
Texas
South-Central
Texas
Max.
Precipitation
15.5
inches
30.00
inches
36.00
inches
14.00
inches
35.00
inches
Deaths: 1032221012
Damage:
 
(approx)
43
Million
1.5
Billion
5
Billion
11.4 Million1
Billion

Flood Water Collage

1991 Central Texas
This storm highlighted the Lower Colorado River Authority’s management
of the Highland Lakes.

1995 Dallas
With both major hail damage and flash flooding, this storm was billed
by the National Weather Service as “the costliest thunderstorm
in history.”

1998 South Central Texas / Lower Guadalupe Basin
The storm was a colossal event, it dropped an tremendous amount of rainfall
over 5,000 square miles with parts of 19 counties receiving at least
8 in. of rain.

June, 2001 Houston’s Tropical Storm Allison
This is a tale of what we fear most: a major storm hits a major urban
area – 22lives and $5 Billion! in damages.

Nov. 2001 Central Texas
Flash flooding coincides with rush hour traffic. Most of the ten
dead were in cars — trying to get home — to safety.

July. 2002 South Central Texas / Guadalupe Basin
This large, slow-moving, storm allowed time for substantial warnings
and evacuations but still cause a fair amount of repeat damage to areas
hit in the October, 1998 devastation.

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