What hurricanes affected Houston?
HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Nicholas made landfall along the Texas coast on Tuesday, bringing the threat of up to 20 inches of rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana.
Was Hurricane Rita worse than Katrina?
Less than a month after Katrina, another powerful storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Making landfall at Johnson’s Bayou as a Category 3 storm, Rita led to more damage and flooding into a region that had been devastated by Katrina. The storm caused $23 billion in damage.
What was the worst storm to hit Houston?
Hurricane Harvey was the most destructive storm in Houston’s history. The late-August storm dumped up to 60 inches of rain on southeast Texas, but the resulting damage was multiplied by actions taken – and not taken – during the past 50 years.
How bad are hurricanes in Houston?
Houston has occasional severe weather, mostly flooding. Hurricanes that have the potential to landfall bring severe damage to the area. Seven major hurricanes have hit the Galveston and Houston areas in the past 100 years. Four have done significant damage to Houston.
Where do hurricanes hit the most in Texas?
The island city of Galveston has been the site of some of the most catastrophic hurricanes in the last century. It was last hit by a hurricane in 1989, but tropical storm Allison delivered extremely heavy rainfall to the area in 2001, including Houston inland.