July 08, 2002
Flooding down in Texas

It's hard to believe, but a mere one year after Tropical Storm Allison unleashed hell on Houston, Central Texas has been hit by even worse flooding. Thirteen counties have been declared disaster areas.

Even more incredible, the same storms that caused all this damage then headed northwest and did some more. Buried in this story is the following paragraph:

In Abilene on Sunday, hundreds of people returned to homes that had been deluged by the same storm that dumped more than 30 inches of rain in Central and South Texas last week. The storm moved north and west and poured a foot of rain on Abilene and surrounding areas in a single day.

Take a look at this map. Abilene is about 400 miles from New Braunfels, which is between San Antonio and Austin. That's a really big storm.

Annoyingly, the Chron couldn't be bothered to give info on how or where to make a donation to help these flood victims. I had to go to the San Antonio Express-News and the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, which points to this American Red Cross Page. Thanks, Chron!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 08, 2002 to The great state of Texas