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Severe Weather in Texas: 2014

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.


October 30-31, 2014: Flash Flooding. Travis County. Six to ten inches of rain fell in Travis County and over a foot of rain fell near Wimberley and Driftwood. Near Oak Hill, four people died and $100 million in property damage as a result of the flooding.

April 3, 2014: Hailstorm. Denton. A severe thunderstorm moving through the Denton area dropped hail as big as softballs which caused over $500 million in damages to homes, businesses, and vehicles.

May 11, 2014: Wildfire. Hutchinson County. A wildfire in Hutchinson County destroyed about 100 homes and caused over 700 residents to be evacuated. The fire burned over 1000 acres and caused at least $10 million in damages.

June 12, 2014: Hailstorm. Abilene. A hailstorm moving through Abilene dropped hail up to 4.5” in diameter across the city. $400 million in property damage and 12 injuries were the result of the severe storm.

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