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September 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
After almost three months, it finally rained in North Texas. One minute before midnight Saturday, enough precipitation fell in a rain gauge at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to register 1/100th of an inch--the only measurable rainfall the official rain gauge had seen since June 30. Those few drops, and the showers that followed, officially ended North Texas' record dry spell.
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June 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Wind gusting to 70 mph and hail the size of baseballs pounded the Texas Panhandle, smashing homes, cars and almost all of the windows on one end of a six-story hospital, where one patient was injured by flying glass. About 30 rooms in the 410-bed Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital were affected by the storm in the Amarillo area. Damage estimates were not yet available but were expected to total millions of dollars, authorities said.
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NEWS
August 31, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A blistering drought has ended in a flurry of heavy rain and flash flood warnings all across Texas, meteorologists said. In many parts of the state, rain has fallen steadily since last week, when remnants of Hurricane Dolly spun through. Some areas have had nearly a foot of rain, bringing smiles to the faces of farmers and ranchers. "Many of our producers are a lot more optimistic than they were a month ago," Texas Agriculture Department spokesman Gene Acuna said.
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July 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO -- Torrential rain drenched central Texas for a fourth straight day Tuesday, flooding homes and blocking highways. One man died and another was missing after they were swept away in flood waters. Gov. Rick Perry activated the Texas National Guard to help with relief efforts. Rescue teams used rafts, personal watercraft and helicopters to rescue people from stranded vehicles and flooded homes. The storm has dumped more than 15 inches of rain in some areas.
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December 28, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than a week of drenching rains, Texas rivers from Dallas to the Gulf of Mexico continued to overflow Friday, bringing devastation to the southeastern part of the state. President Bush, having declared five Texas counties a disaster area Thursday, arrived in the state Friday and called the flooding a "great personal tragedy" for those whose lives had been battered by the rising waters. At least 15 people have died as a result of the storms and flooding.
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September 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Homeowners and campers headed for higher ground as heavy rain doused southwestern Texas and water rose in the Rio Grande and Lake Amistad. Rain and cold also threatened a major agricultural area of western Texas, the South Plains around Lubbock, where cotton farmers grow a quarter of the nation's crop. Not since 1971 have temperatures dipped into the 40s this early in the season, and that year's crop was a disaster. Around El Paso, rainfall has damaged chili crops.
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December 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
Downpours continued Thursday in rain-soaked southeast Texas, increasing the threat of flooding along already swollen rivers. President Bush declared the region a disaster area. Officials in Wharton urged 1,800 persons to leave their homes as water from the Colorado River moved into their neighborhood, but many appeared to be waiting until the last minute. Benny McDonald, 59, said he was not ready to leave.
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May 21, 1990 | From United Press International
Up to 13 inches of rainfall in Arkansas washed out bridges, swept away cars and forced hundreds of people to flee to higher ground Sunday, while an overburdened dam in north-central Texas was sinking and feared to be near collapse. The downpour dumped more than 12 inches of rain in Hot Springs, Ark., and left some roads under water 7 feet deep. In the downtown area, automobiles floated down streets and crashed into storefronts, authorities said.
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June 1, 1988 | United Press International
Thunderstorms that dumped up to a foot of rain in north-central Texas overnight and early today left streets under water and forced 100 residents to flee their homes, officials said.
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June 4, 1986 | United Press International
Torrential rains drenched south-central Texas today with up to 10 inches of rain, sending water gushing through San Antonio's fashionable Menger Hotel, where Teddy Roosevelt recruited the Rough Riders. Rain forced 1,500 people to flee their homes and stranded 200 cars on flooded roads.
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September 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
After almost three months, it finally rained in North Texas. One minute before midnight Saturday, enough precipitation fell in a rain gauge at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to register 1/100th of an inch--the only measurable rainfall the official rain gauge had seen since June 30. Those few drops, and the showers that followed, officially ended North Texas' record dry spell.
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August 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Tropical storm Ileana churned past the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula Tuesday and headed out to sea while another storm, Beryl, moved inland, dumping rain on Texas and northern Mexico as it weakened. Ileana doused the Baja resort areas of Los Cabos with rain, but "nothing too severe," said Randy Lehr, the American manager of the Hacienda Beach Resort in Cabo San Lucas. "It looks like we got lucky, and the storm passed by to the south," Lehr said in a telephone interview.
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August 31, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A blistering drought has ended in a flurry of heavy rain and flash flood warnings all across Texas, meteorologists said. In many parts of the state, rain has fallen steadily since last week, when remnants of Hurricane Dolly spun through. Some areas have had nearly a foot of rain, bringing smiles to the faces of farmers and ranchers. "Many of our producers are a lot more optimistic than they were a month ago," Texas Agriculture Department spokesman Gene Acuna said.
NEWS
December 28, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than a week of drenching rains, Texas rivers from Dallas to the Gulf of Mexico continued to overflow Friday, bringing devastation to the southeastern part of the state. President Bush, having declared five Texas counties a disaster area Thursday, arrived in the state Friday and called the flooding a "great personal tragedy" for those whose lives had been battered by the rising waters. At least 15 people have died as a result of the storms and flooding.
NEWS
December 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
Downpours continued Thursday in rain-soaked southeast Texas, increasing the threat of flooding along already swollen rivers. President Bush declared the region a disaster area. Officials in Wharton urged 1,800 persons to leave their homes as water from the Colorado River moved into their neighborhood, but many appeared to be waiting until the last minute. Benny McDonald, 59, said he was not ready to leave.
NEWS
September 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Homeowners and campers headed for higher ground as heavy rain doused southwestern Texas and water rose in the Rio Grande and Lake Amistad. Rain and cold also threatened a major agricultural area of western Texas, the South Plains around Lubbock, where cotton farmers grow a quarter of the nation's crop. Not since 1971 have temperatures dipped into the 40s this early in the season, and that year's crop was a disaster. Around El Paso, rainfall has damaged chili crops.
NEWS
September 7, 1986
Thunderstorms drenched Texas with up to eight inches of rain, pushing streams over their banks, flooding roads and homes and forcing 50 residents to flee to higher ground. Heavy rain stretched from Louisiana and southern Arkansas across eastern and southern Texas, the National Weather Service said.
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June 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Wind gusting to 70 mph and hail the size of baseballs pounded the Texas Panhandle, smashing homes, cars and almost all of the windows on one end of a six-story hospital, where one patient was injured by flying glass. About 30 rooms in the 410-bed Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital were affected by the storm in the Amarillo area. Damage estimates were not yet available but were expected to total millions of dollars, authorities said.
NEWS
May 21, 1990 | From United Press International
Up to 13 inches of rainfall in Arkansas washed out bridges, swept away cars and forced hundreds of people to flee to higher ground Sunday, while an overburdened dam in north-central Texas was sinking and feared to be near collapse. The downpour dumped more than 12 inches of rain in Hot Springs, Ark., and left some roads under water 7 feet deep. In the downtown area, automobiles floated down streets and crashed into storefronts, authorities said.
NEWS
May 18, 1989 | Times Wire Services
A tornado ravaged a small town near Austin, and rescuers plucked residents from homes, cars and trees in the flood-stricken Dallas area as Texas bore the brunt of severe storms that soaked the Southwest and Northeast on Wednesday. Rivers and creeks overflowed in New Jersey after two days of record rain, chasing dozens of people from their homes, authorities said. At least three deaths in Texas were attributed to the weather. The pre-dawn tornado cut a swath 7 miles long and a mile wide through Jarrell, killing one person and injuring at least 24. Fifteen homes and an apartment complex were destroyed in the town of 1,000 people 40 miles from Austin.
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