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Starr and Jim Hogg Counties
October 23 to 24, 1960
Heavy rain produced a severe flood in the lower reaches of Los Olmos Creek, reportedly one of the largest on record. Rainfall began at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 23 and lasted about 12 hours. The heaviest rainfall was during the last 6 hours of the storm. Rainfalls exceeding 8 in. were reported. Heavy damage occurred in Rio Grande City. Overflow from Los Olmos Creek flooded 53 city blocks, left about 2,000 of the approximately 6,000 people in the city homeless.
Deaths and Damage:   There was no loss of life. Damage was estimated at more than $1 million.
Max. Precipitation:   8.00 in. (Starr Co.)
8.00 in. (Jim Hogg Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Starr Co., Santa Elena
Jim Hogg Co., Hebbronville
References:   Rostvedt, 1965a, p. 131-133

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