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EVENTS

Hurricane Harvey

August 2017

The arrival of Hurricane Harvey in Texas ended a 12-year period in which there were no major hurricanes that made landfall in America.  The last such event was Hurricane Wilma in 2005.  The category 4 winds and storm surge caused major destruction in the Corpus Christi area as did its very slow movement up the Texas Gulf Coast from Corpus to Louisiana. The result was massive flooding from south of Corpus Christi to western Louisiana - a range of 40 to 50 inches of rain. All roads into and out of Dayton were closed as a result of flooding and many citizens suffered heavily flooded homes. The Army National Guard arrived with soldiers to help with the recovery efforts.  

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