If you are like millions of Americans, the images of the people, the water, the suffering, and the rescues are stunning and shocking. It seems unfathomable that an area from Houston to Beaumont/Port Arthur could receive over 40" of rain in 5 days. That is what we average for a whole year! It is shocking.
So is this the "greatest flood" in US history? No one will really know. It is hyperbole. Perhaps it is true. But then again our memories may be failing us. Take a look below.