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.
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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!
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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