Hurricane Allen - Jamaica & Texas - August 6-10, 1980 this was the first hurricane I experienced.

Hurricane Allen - Jamaica & Texas - August 1980 this was the first hurricane I experienced.

Hurricane Alicia occured in 1983 it was the first hurricane to make landfall on the U.S. mainland since Hurricane Allen hit South TX August 9th 1980. The hurricane was a categorey 3, the winds were 96mph but the gusts were 127mph. The rain fall exceeded 5 inches in most places, and the east side of Huston reached 11 inches. Twenty three tornadoes were recorded during the hurricane.

From his vantage point high above the earth in the International Space Station, Astronaut Ed Lu captured this broad view of Hurricane Isabel. The image, was taken with a 50 mm lens on a digital camera. The date of the original photo was September

Ibereo Star Conference Hall. This is where my wife and I spent 2 days with 2000 other stranded hurricane Wilma people in 2005, with no AC and way to close of sleeping on the floor. Forming in mid October, Wilma took on the characteristics of another powerful hurricane that formed in a similar location and time of year, Hurricane Mitch. However, when Wilma was all said and done, it surpassed not only Mitch, but also Hurricane Allen (1980), the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, and Hurricane…

Ibereo Star Conference Hall. This is where my wife and I spent 2 days with 2000 other stranded hurricane Wilma people in 2005, with no AC and way to close of sleeping on the floor. Forming in mid October, Wilma took on the characteristics of another powerful hurricane that formed in a similar location and time of year, Hurricane Mitch. However, when Wilma was all said and done, it surpassed not only Mitch, but also Hurricane Allen (1980), the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, and Hurricane…

6 Inspiring paint projectsMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

6 Inspiring paint projects

I love this fireplace surround, simple, pretty and extends to the ceiling. Who doesn't love herringbone tile pattern?

Downton Abbey Season 5: Finery: The gentlemen of Downton, Tom Branson and Thomas Barrow were dressed up in full suits, with some even wearing their war medals as a ...

Hurrican Bertha hits Downton Abbey as they film season 5

Downton Abbey Season Finery: The gentlemen of Downton, Tom Branson and Thomas Barrow were dressed up in full suits, with some even wearing their war medals.

Using a wreath as a centerpiece.

Wreath centerpiece on silver cake stand. Could also put a candle in the center of the wreath. Really like the silver candle holders in the glass lanterns too.

The equestrian life has a style all of its own.... one that I have come to love. Check out these drool worthy equestrian style spaces.

The equestrian life has a style all of its own. Check out these drool worthy equestrian style spaces.

Allen Hurricane - Ralph Lauren Home - Large

Allen Hurricane - Ralph Lauren Home - Large

HGTV Dream Home 2015: Artistic View | HGTV

Dream Home 2015: Artistic View

Now that you've seen the HGTV Dream Home 2015 virtual tour, browse over 90 additional photos of the close-up artistic details that make this home unique and spectacular.

1980 - Hurricane Allen Dates active: July 31 - August 11 Peak classification: Category 5 Sustained wind speed: 190 mph (305 km/h) Areas affected: The Caribbean, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, South Texas Deaths: 269 Damage: $1.24 billion (Pictured) Boats and debris litter the Texas Gulf Coast area along Shoreline Drive in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 11, 1980.

With hurricane season beginning in June in the U., we take a look at the most destructive hurricanes from 1940 to

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