Texas Flooding News
Recent news articles about floods in the Lone Star State...
Hurricane Pamela triggers flash flooding (Fox)
Flood watch issued in Dallas County (Dallas News)
Hurricane Nicholas brings 14" rainfall (USA Today)
T-storm floods state capitol bldg. (Texas Tribune)
Floods occurring more frequently (Washington Post)
Flooding in Port Aransas, Corpus Christi (CBS)
Latest headlines from Google News (multiple sources)
Facts on Flooding in Texas
Texas has experienced a number of major floods throughout its history, especially in cities near the Gulf of Mexico. In 1900 and 1915, severe flooding occurred in Galveston. Natural disasters of this type also took place in the Lone Star State in 1991 and 1998, according to the World Almanac. To learn more historical details, visit the National Weather Service website. For books, films and songs involving this subject, see:
Music "Texas Flood" (Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1983) [Song]
Movie "The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?" (1993)
Book "Flash Floods in Texas" (350 pages, 2008)
Flood Safety Tips
Never underestimate the dangers posed by a flooded roadway. When floodwater covers a street, do not attempt to walk or drive through it. The underlying surface could be damaged. Furthermore, seemingly shallow water has the potential to carry people and vehicles away. Visit the Department of Public Safety and Texas Hurricane Center websites for additional safety advice.