Flooding submerges Southeast Texas - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC. News, Weather and Sports for SE Texas

Bookmark and Share

Flooding submerges Southeast Texas

Car driving through floodwaters Car driving through floodwaters

As the saying goes, "when it rains, it pours." For residents of Southeast Texas, the rain came down so hard and so quickly this morning that is was only a matter of moments before roadways and underpasses were covered in water.  The flooding occurred in a flash!

In just one hour from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., the Jack Brooks Regional Airport recorded 3.08 inches of rain. 

During a three hour span from 6:53 a.m. to 9:53 a.m., storms dumped a total of 5.63 inches of rain.  That is equivalent to 1.88 inches of rainfall per hour.  That also makes this a 1 in 30 year event here in Southeast Texas. 

The total accumulation of 6.18 inches shatters the prior daily record for July 18 of 2.73 inches set in 1997, however that is still less than half the total recorded on May 19, 1923 when 12.76 inches of rain fell.  That remains the daily rainfall record at the Jack Brooks observation site (currently known as the Jack Brooks Regional Airport).

  • Submit a news tip

    Do you know of something that would be a good news story?  Enter your email address and select "Submit"  to send it to 12 News HD.  You can also call the news tip line at 409-838-1212

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for submitting your news idea to 12News HD!

Powered by WorldNow

Newsroom: (409) 838-1212
Front Desk: (409) 833-7512
News Fax: (409) 981-1564
News Email: 12News@kbmt12.com

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KBMT. All Rights Reserved.
Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.