Throwback Thursday: Tropical Storm Allison’s Impact

This week’s flooding in Houston left Baylor College of Medicine unscathed, but images of large swaths of Houston underwater bring up memories of a time when we weren’t so fortunate.

Back in 2001 Tropical Storm Allison stormed through Houston and dropped enough water on the College to cause $495 million in damages. Years of research data and materials were lost.

Storms like Allison and the flood this week are a reminder of the harm a powerful storm can do. As of this writing, five people are reported dead in this week’s flood. With the hurricane season beginning next week, make sure you’re prepared.

By Andy Phifer

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