Houston Tax Day Flood
This April will mark the two year anniversary of the Tax Day Flood that produced historic flooding throughout the Greater Houston area. The storm system began with thunderstorms on the evening of April 17, and by the morning of the 18th, the storm was dumping rain at a rate of four inches-per-hour. Rain inundated the region for four days with some areas receiving over 17 inches.
The Tax Day Flood produced flooding which forced hundreds of families to abandon their homes and caused water damage affecting nearly every corner of the Greater Houston Area.
Over 700 homes and apartments received flood damage.
Emergency response teams conducted over 450 water rescue operations.
The storm was responsible for the deaths of eight people.
Water forced the closing of numerous roads for several weeks
Criticism of official response to the storm forced Mayor Sylvester Turner, just month into the job, to publicly apologize to residents who attended co ...