Posts Tagged ‘flooding’
Cover illustration by David Owens.

High Waters

Lost livestock and unpredictable flooding are forcing Eastsiders to find the cause of the Trinity River’s erratic behavior.
Edward Brown
The rain began lightly. Julie Amendola knew to keep a watchful eye on the nearby Trinity River. Heavy rains had been causing it to swell so much that it would gush over the banks and onto her ranch. Located a few miles east of ...


Eminent Dough-Rain

The rains we’ve had in North Texas this year are what old folks used to call “frog stranglers.” The Trinity River in Dallas has come close to spilling over its levees. Elsewhere in the state, the Houston area became so fl...


Storm Tossed

Hurricane Sandy already fading from memory? Lucky you.
The images of Hurricane Sandy are burned in my mind now, joining those of Katrina and, of course, Ally Collins. People who have never been through a flood don’t get it. While the Haltom City flood pales in comparison to a hur...

An Unnatural Disaster

Katrina’s winds shredded through cities and towns like a giant scythe, but the Gulf Coast had seen major hurricane winds before.