Hurricane Alicia, Galveston and Houston, Texas, August 17-18, 1983

Prepared by Rudolph P. Savage, Jay Baker, Joseph H. Golden, Ahsan Kareem, Billy R. Manning.

Publisher: National Academy Press, Publisher: National Technical Information Center in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va

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  • Hurricanes.,
  • Galveston (Tex.) -- Hurricane, 1983.,
  • Houston (Tex.) -- Hurricane, 1983.

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ContributionsSavage, Rudolph P., National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Natural Disasters.
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LC ClassificationsQC945 .H8 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 158 p. :
Number of Pages158
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Open LibraryOL18727749M

, August 17–18 – Hurricane Alicia, Galveston and Houston, TX. Hurricane Alicia came ashore near Galveston, Texas, during the night of August , Wind damage was extensive throughout the Galveston–Houston area, and rain and storm surge caused flood damage in areas along the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay. In August , Hurricane Alicia struck Galveston Island bringing with it as much as 12 foot tides to nearby Baytown along the Houston Ship Channel. The Brownwood Subdivision there along the channel was completely flooded and eventually abandoned due to damage. Oil refineries and tankers along the channel suffered significant damage when water in the ship channel rose above its banks. Hurricane Alicia made landfall as a Category 3 on this date in Would you be ready?? Review your hurricane plan today! #houwx #glswx #txwx. Sign Up. See more of US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas on Facebook.   Texas coast following Hurricane Alicia, Aug Craig Hartley/Houston Post Show More Show Less 12 of 42 Hurricane Alicia, Flooding along the Southwest Freeway after Hurricane Alicia.

August 18 Alicia, the most expensive hurricane in U.S. history, hits Galveston and Houston. Beach and vegetation-line changes at Galveston Island, Texas: erosion, deposition and recovery from Hurricane Alicia by Morton, Robert A. Publication Date: Hurricane Alicia: Galveston and Houston, Texas, August , by Savage, Rudolph P. Publication Date: Hurricane .   And an Oct. 21, hurricane killed more than people in the Gulf region. For a list of hurricanes and tropical storms to hit Galveston since , please read the .   Many in southeast Texas remember Hurricane Alicia in , when more than 20 lives were lost and damages reached into billions of dollars. Shattered windows from Houston .

June 5, - The city gets a city charter from the Congress of the Republic of Texas and James Holman becomes the first mayor of Houston. Aug - James Holman sworn in as mayor of Houston. - The capital of the Republic moves to Austin, causing a dispute over state records. - The City of Houston adopts a sidewalk ordinance.

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Hurricane Alicia, Galveston and Houston, Texas, AugustNational Academies, - Galveston (Tex.) - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. Get print book. No eBook available. Go to Google Play Now» Hurricane Alicia, Galveston and Houston, Texas, AugustRudolph P. Savage, National Research Council (U.S.).

Committee on Natural Disasters. National Academy Press, - Galveston (Tex.) - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. In August Of Hurricane Alicia Ravaged the Texas Coast This weekend will mark the 35th anniversary of a weather event that residents of the Houston-Galveston area of Texas will never forget.

A combination of atmospheric factors came together just right for a tropical cyclone to form in the northern Gulf of Mexico. NRC Committee on Natural Disasters: “Hurricane Alicia, which came ashore near Galveston, Texas, during the night of AugustTexas, was the first tropical cyclone of full hurricane intensity to strike the U.S.

mainland in over three years. It [was at the time] the second most costly storm ever Hurricane Alicia strike the United States, if Hurricane Agnes, which Galveston and Houston caused inland flooding. Get print book. No eBook available. Galveston and Houston, Texas, August1983 book Academy Press, - Galveston (Tex.) - pages.

0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Hurricane Alicia, Galveston and Houston, Texas, August Hurricane Alicia - AugustHurricane Alicia ended a 3 year and 8 day "hurricane drought" for the continental United States, which was the longest such period in the 20th century.

The low that became Alicia formed from a mesoscale convective system that developed on the tail end of a frontal zone just offshore the central Gulf coast. Alicia made landfall Aug. 18, and held the record for cost of damages until being surpassed by Tropical Storm Allison in and Hurricane Ike in.

53 of 72 Hurricane Alicia, Texas coast following Hurricane Alicia, Aug Photo: Craig Hartley, Houston Post 54 of 72 Hurricane Alicia, Flooding along the Southwest Freeway.

THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN. A Novel of Galveston's Great Storm of By Ron Rozelle. Texas Review Press, $ paperback original. GALVESTON Island. Historical Events.

Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas; Royals defeat Yanks,completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter."National Research Council. Hurricane Alicia, Galveston and Houston, Texas, AugustWashington, DC: The National. Hurricane Alicia, Galveston and Houston, Texas, August/ Prepared by Rudolph P.

Savage, Jay Baker, Joseph H. Golden, Ahsan Kareem, Billy R. Manning. Author: Rudolph P Savage ; National Research Council (U.S.). Suggested Citation:"BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES."National Research Council. Hurricane Alicia, Galveston and Houston, Texas, AugustWashington, DC: The. Hurricane Alicia crashed into the east coast of the state 32 years ago today, making landfall in Galveston on Aug.

18, The Category 3 storm was the costliest in Texas history at the time. Read chapter WARNINGS, RESPONSES, STORM EFFECTS, AND RECOVERY: Hurricane Alicia, Galveston and Houston, Texas, August   - Enterprise, Aug "Hurricane Alicia, packing winds of mph, slammed into the Texas coast at Galveston and then moved inland to Houston.

Season Track Map. ALICIA (Cat. 3 Hurricane - August 18th landfall) Alicia was the first hurricane to make landfall on the U.S.

mainland since Hurricane Allen hit South Texas in August The three year and eight day period was the longest since that the continental United States had gone without a hurricane landfall. The nearby Houston Yacht Club was also heavily damaged. Many that lived in La Porte at this time rated this worse than Hurricane Carla which struck this area in as it came ashore almost miles away at Port O Connor, Texas and later Hurricane Alicia in which made landfall near the western end of Galveston Island.

Baytown (Tri-Cities. Hurricane Alisha ripped through the Gulf Coast and hit land Aug. 18, Though most of the damage was concentrated in Galveston and Houston, Alicia's effects could be felt in North Texas. From the AugHouston Chronicle: Teichman Road at 93rd Street on the low-lying north side of Galveston Island is flooded by high tides as Hurricane Alicia heads toward the upper Texas coast.

Strong winds from Alicia blow out windows of Houston skyscrapers. “Hurricane Alicia Galveston and Houston, Texas August”, a report to the Congressional Committee on Natural Disasters explains that “cycloidal motions in hurricanes tracks are difficult to forecast and have only rarely been observed in the past” (p13).

Hurricane Alicia: Galveston and Houston, Texas — August( MB PDF). Summary: The purposes of this report are to document the storm's characteristics and effects; to call attention to specific characteristics, effects, and storm-related conditions that could be studied further with beneficial results; and to examine the warnings, responses, and recovery occasioned by the storm.

Hurricane Alicia made landfall on the extreme western tip of Galveston Island during the predawn hours of Thursday, Aug The storm had developed rapidly over the north-central Gulf of Mexico during the previous 24 hours.

When it made landfall, it was slightly above average in terms of size and intensity. Hurricane Alicia was the first named storm and first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Alicia was the season's strongest and deadliest storm. It killed a total of 21 people and caused $ billion ( dollars) in damage. Alicia was the most destructive Texan hurricane since Hurricane Carla. AugustHurricane Alicia hits just south of Galveston and Texas City as a Category 3 storm.

It hits Houston and Galveston directly. It has winds near mph when it hits land. Damage totals $2 billion to $3 billion. J Hurricane Bonnie hits near High Island as a Category 1 hurricane.

Alicia peaked at mph ( km/h) in winds and millibars ( inHg) in pressure on August Alicia made landfall near Galveston on August 18 as a Category 3 hurricane. Alicia weakened quickly over land and accelerated over the Midwest, before dissipating over Nebraska on August   Texas coast following Hurricane Alicia, Aug Craig Hartley/Houston Post Show More Show Less 12 of 31 Hurricane Alicia, Flooding along the Southwest Freeway after Hurricane Alicia.

Aug – Hurricane Alicia makes landfall near Galveston as a Category 3 hurricane. Alicia causes $ billion in damage and 13 fatalities, along with an estimated 5, residential structures either heavily damaged or destroyed.

In advance of Alicia, offshore drilling platforms are evacuated. From the AugHouston Chronicle: Teichman Road at 93rd Street on the low-lying north side of Galveston Island is flooded by high tides as Hurricane Alicia heads toward the upper Texas.

- Explore Neva Del Bosque's board "Hurricane Alicia - We were there", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Hurricane, Galveston, Houston history.9 pins.Alicia formed in the north-central part of the Gulf of Mexico on August It traveled west, strengthening into a hurricane.

It quickly reached Category 3 strength as it approached the Texas coastline, and made landfall at Galveston, Texas on August 18 at its strongest intensity. The storm then moved northward, its eye passing over still kept its tropical characteristics while.Alicia, in Augustwas the first hurricane to make landfall on the U.S.

mainland since Hurricane Allen hit South Texas on Aug. 9, After forming just south of Louisiana on the Aug. 15,Alicia drifted westward and intensified quickly into a Category 3 hurricane before making landfall on the west end of Galveston Island in the.