May 9, 2016

Historic Houston flood: 16 inches of rain in under 12 hours — and it's not over

Houston, TX
Andrew Freedman
Photo: AP
Photo: AP

April 18 was the second wettest day on record in Houston, with 9.92 inches of rain. This beat the 8.13 inches of rain recorded during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, but didn't quite match the 10.34 inches of rain that fell in the city on June 26, 1989.

A deluge of colossal proportions struck the Houston and Galveston, Texas, areas on Sunday night and Monday, with nearly 2 feet of rain falling in some spots