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Tropical Storm Allison 20 Years Later — Memories & Lessons (June 4, 2021)

On Friday’s show: Reflecting on the devastation Tropical Storm Allison caused 20 years ago, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Saturday marks 20 years since Tropical Storm Allison made landfall. The storm dropped as much as 40 inches of rain on parts of southeast Texas and Greater Houston, flooding the city in ways only eclipsed by Hurricane Harvey 16 years later. We look back on how the storm affected our lives, what we learned from it, and what we didn’t.

And we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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