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Severe Weather in Texas: 2013

Severe weather in Texas can be categorized by two factors: loss of life and the cost of damage estimating over $1 million. The following events were included because they caused an extensive amount of destruction and in some cases, fatalities were also a result of the severe weather.


 May 15, 2013: Tornado Outbreak. North Texas. A deadly tornado outbreak in North Texas claimed the lives of six people and injured over 100 others. $250 million in damages were a result of an EF4 tornado in Mambrino and an EF3 tornado in Cleburne.

May 28, 2013: Hailstorm. Amarillo. A massive hailstorm moving through the Amarillo area dropped hail as big as baseballs and caused $200 million in damages. An estimated 35,000 vehicles and 1000’s of homes in Amarillo were damaged as a result.

June 5, 2013: Hailstorm. Lubbock. Baseball-sized hail along with winds in excess of 90 mph caused over $400 million in property damage in Lubbock. There were numerous reports of damage to homes, vehicles, as well as downed trees and power lines.


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