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Hurricane Season

Ep 5: Tropical Storm Allison

“Hurricane Season” is an eight-episode podcast that explores how major storms going back to 1900 greatly impacted Greater Houston people and policies

  • Low rain clouds hover over a flooded street going into downtown Houston Saturday, June 9, 2001. The remnants of tropical storm Allison have dumped over 40 inches of rain in the area over the past week.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo / Michael Stravato)
    Low rain clouds hover over a flooded street going into downtown Houston Saturday, June 9, 2001. The remnants of tropical storm Allison have dumped over 40 inches of rain in the area over the past week. (Photo Credit: AP Photo / Michael Stravato)
  • Onlookers stand on an overpass where flood waters have covered Interstate 10 in Houston, Saturday, June 9, 2001. Thousands of people were out of their homes Saturday and thousands more stranded on flooded freeways, their cars and trucks hopelessly under water, as torrential rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison swamped Houston and Southeast Texas.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Onlookers stand on an overpass where flood waters have covered Interstate 10 in Houston, Saturday, June 9, 2001. Thousands of people were out of their homes Saturday and thousands more stranded on flooded freeways, their cars and trucks hopelessly under water, as torrential rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison swamped Houston and Southeast Texas. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Bryan Christiansen, right, and his cousin, Read Flake, paddle a rubber raft down Memorial Drive near downtown Houston on Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2001. Thousands of people were out of their homes Saturday and thousands more stranded on flooded freeways, their cars and trucks hopelessly under water, as torrential rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison swamped Houston and Southeast Texas.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Bryan Christiansen, right, and his cousin, Read Flake, paddle a rubber raft down Memorial Drive near downtown Houston on Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2001. Thousands of people were out of their homes Saturday and thousands more stranded on flooded freeways, their cars and trucks hopelessly under water, as torrential rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison swamped Houston and Southeast Texas. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Trucks, cars and debris float on I-45 North near downtown Houston as onlookers gather on the Main street overpass after torrential rain from Tropical Storm Allison Saturday, June 9, 2001. (AP Photo/Donna Carson) (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Donna Carson)
    Trucks, cars and debris float on I-45 North near downtown Houston as onlookers gather on the Main street overpass after torrential rain from Tropical Storm Allison Saturday, June 9, 2001. (AP Photo/Donna Carson) (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Donna Carson)
  • Flood waters keep dozens of motorists from getting to their destinations in Houston Saturday, June 9, 2001. The remnants of tropical storm Allison have dumped over 40 inches of rain in the area over the past week.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo / Michael Stravato)
    Flood waters keep dozens of motorists from getting to their destinations in Houston Saturday, June 9, 2001. The remnants of tropical storm Allison have dumped over 40 inches of rain in the area over the past week. (Photo Credit: AP Photo / Michael Stravato)

As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation's worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people.

On this episode of “Hurricane Season,” host Andrew Schneider examines Tropical Storm Allison.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media's business reporter, covering the oil...

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