HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Tropical Storm Allison devastated the Texas Medical Center in 2001, and UT Health's McGovern Medical School was hit especially hard.
Why Tropical Storm Harvey Is Showing Texas No Mercy.. the closest analog may be tropical storm Allison (2001), which tracked slowly across Texas and Louisiana for several days, dropping over 40.
On June the 8th in 2001, Tropical Storm Allison once again hit Houston, Texas. It was the second time in three days, that the Texan city had been hit by that storm.
The storm is the first substantial hurricane to hit Texas since Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in 2008; the last Category 4 storm to hit Texas was Hurricane Carla in 1961, according to the National Weather Service. “This is going to be a very major disaster,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday.
In Texas, 23 people died as a result of the storm, which first made landfall on June 5, 2001.
Allison was just a tropical storm. Back in 1961, Hurricane Carla, one of the strongest storms to ever hit Texas, chased half-million people from their homes. Hurricane Ike's storm surge washed.
It would go on to ravage U.S. coastal areas with torrential rains and flooding for nearly two weeks and became the costliest natural disaster in the history of Houston, Texas. The storm originated from a tropical wave off the coast of Africa on May 21, 2001.
The average rain fall within the Harris County emergency management network had already exceeded that of Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 in almost half the time, the Weather Prediction Center said.
Not exactly. There was a Tropical Storm Allison, which caused major flooding in the Houston area in 1991. It was the first Atlantic storm to have its name retired without reaching hurricane status.
However, there was one storm that hit 40 years ago that didn't even rank as a hurricane, and still brought a record-breaking deluge to our area. Tropical Storm Claudette dropped a mind-boggling 43.
Pending final confirmation, this rainfall total would be the heaviest from any tropical cyclone in the U.S. in records dating to 1950, topping the 48-inch storm total in Medina, Texas, from.
Tropical Storm Allison, June 5-17, swirled around Southeast Texas after causing major flooding in Houston. At least 40 people were killed. A new drainage detention pond system in Beaumont was put to the test, containing the 13-plus inches of rain that fell in 24 hours.