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Major Hurricanes in Texas - Last 100 Years

Here is a list of major hurricanes that have affected Texas in the last 100 years.  Death and damage totals for the state of Texas only.

August 22, 1999: Hurricane Bret:  (landfall in Kenedy County) 

  • Kenedy County: 4 highway deaths in Laredo
  • scattered damage as storm with 140mph winds moved into sparsely populated region. 
  •  Heavy rains caused flooding along Rio Grande.

September 16-18, 1988: Hurricane Gilbert  (landfall 125 miles south of Brownsville)

  • 1 dead in San Antonio
  • tornado and wind damage of $5 million in Brownsville, Del Rio, and San Antonio
  • strongest hurricane in Western Hemisphere with barometric pressure 26.13 inches

August 18, 1983: Hurricane Alicia   (landfall near Galveston)

  • 21 dead
  • $3 billion damage
  • 22 tornadoes
  • 130mph winds

August 9, 1980: Hurricane Allen  (landfall on lower coast)

  • 2 dead
  • $55 million damage
  • 185mph winds

September 3-12, 1971: Hurricane Fern  (landfall on middle coast)

  • 2 dead
  • $30.2 million damage

August 3, 1970: Hurricane Celia (landfall near Corpus Christi)

  • 11 dead
  • $50 million damage
  • 160mph wind gusts

September 18-23, 1967: Hurricane Beulah (landfall near Brownsville)

  • 13 dead
  • $150 million damage

September 11-13, 1961: Hurricane Carla (landfall near Port O'Connor and Galveston)

  • 34 dead
  • $300 million damage
  • 175mph wind gusts
  • 18.5 feet storm surge

June 27, 1957: Hurricane Audrey (landfall near Sabine Pass)

  • 10 dead
  • $8 million damage

October 3-4, 1949: (landfall  near Freeport)

  • 2 dead
  • $6.5 million damage
  • 135 mph wind gusts
  • 11.5 feet storm surge near Freeport

August 25-29, 1945: (landfall near Port O'Connor)

  • 3 dead
  • $20.1 million damage
  • 135 wind gusts
  • 15 feet storm surge at Port Lavaca

July 27, 1943: (landfall near Galveston)

  • 19 dead
  • $16.6 million damage

August 29-31, 1942:  (landfall near Matagorda Bay)

  • 8 dead
  • $26.5 million damage
  • 115 mph winds
  • 14.7 feet storm surge at Matagorda

September 23, 1941:  (landfall near Texas City)

  • 4 dead
  • $6.5 million damage

July 25, 1934:  (landfall in Seadrift)

  • 19 dead
  • $4.5 million damage

September 4-5, 1933:  (landfall near Brownsville)

  • 40 dead
  • $16.9 million damage

September 14, 1919:  (landfall south of Corpus Christi)

  • 284 dead
  • $20.3 million damage
  • 110 mph winds
  • 16 feet storm surge

August 13-14, 1932:  (landfall near Velasco)

  • 40 dead
  • $7.5 million damage

August 18-19, 1916:  (landfall near Corpus Christi)

  • 20 dead
  • $1.6 million damage

August 16-19, 1915:  (landfall near Galveston)

  • 375 dead
  • over $56 million damage - $50million of total damage were crop losses
  • San Augustine recorded 19.8 inches of rain
  • 16.1 feet storm surge

July 21-22, 1909: (landfall near Velasco)

  • 41 dead
  • $2 million damage

September 8-10, 1900: (landfall near Galveston

  • 6,000-12,000 dead
  • $30 million - $40 million damage
  • 15-20 feet storm surge
  • 120mph winds
  • worst natural disaster in U.S. history

 

*The National Weather Service did not start naming storms until the 1950s.

Source: Associated Press.

 

 

        

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