Report Title: Major and Catastrophic Storms and Floods in Texas     
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Central and East Texas
June 28 to July 1, 1899
Rainfall centered over the Brazos River Basin averaged 17 in. over an area of about 7,000 mi2. One storm center was in Robertson County near the city of Hearne, and another was in Coryell County. Hearne reported 34 in. of rain, and Turnersville reported 33 in. Long-time residents in the area described the flood on the Brazos River as the worst in their lifetime. read more...
Deaths and Damage:   As many as 35 people died, and damage was estimated at $9 million.
Max. Precipitation:   34.00 in.
Severity:   Catastrophic
Storm Center(s):   Robertson Co., Hearne
References:   Williams and Lowry, 1929; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data; Ellsworth, 1923, p. 47

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