The 11 Most Horrifying Disasters That Ever Happened In Texas
While the benefits of living in Texas far outweigh the cons, we do suffer from natural disasters quite a bit – a consequence of being in a tropical climate AND right on the coast. I’d like to think that all the hurricanes and floods we’ve been through have only made us stronger, however. Each time we endure a storm, we become better equipped to handle them in the future. While the following catastrophes were tragic indeed, forgetting about them wouldn’t be doing proper justice to those who lived (and unfortunately died) through them. That being said, these disasters definitely tested the mighty force that is the Texas spirit – but not even Mother Nature is a match for us.
Were you alive for any of these disasters? If not, have you heard stories from your parents and grandparents about them? What’s the worst storm you’ve ever weathered in Texas?
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.