In 1972, A Great Flood Swept Through Texas And Changed The State Forever

With many Texans still reeling from Hurricane Harvey, it would be easy to forget about the numerous other natural disasters that have taken place in our state over the years. However, doing so would be casting aside the victims and first responders whose stories deserve to be heard. The Central Texas flood of 1972 was one of the worst in Texas history, and today, we remember and pay homage to those who lost their lives and/or homes in the wake of the tragedy.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Do you have any memories of this historic flood? Let us know how you and your family fared during the tragedy, and tell us any stories you may have!

To read about more natural disasters in Texas history, check out our previous article: The 10 Most Horrific Tragedies and Natural Disasters In Texas History.