The Great June Flood of 2018

Estimated damage: $100 to $500 million

Ed. Note: The following story and data is courtesy of The National Weather Service.

A wise Texas meteorologist from the early 20th Century aptly stated: “Texas is a State of perpetual drought, broken by the occasional [devastating] flood.” How right he was.

Severe-level drought, which had turned grass and rangeland crispy and yellow-brown and burned up non-irrigated crops by mid June (in the RGV), was replaced in days with scenes of several feet of water that flooded thousands of vehicles, inundated several thousand homes and businesses with 18 inches to more than 3 feet of water, and hundreds of rescues of persons and pets.

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