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Title: Hurricanes affecting the coast of Texas from Galveston to Rio Grande
Authors: Texas A & M University
United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Price, W. Armstrong
Keywords: Hurricanes
Galveston, Texas
Shore protection
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 78.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From the Introduction: The hurricane of the tropical North Atlantic Ocean and associated waters, and its counterpart, the typhoon of the Pacific Ocean , have been the subject of much study. Several treatises have been written on it, one or more being the product of the improved techniques and expanded knowledge of the past decade. The Texas coast lies at the extreme northwestern range of the hurricane, which is there somewhat less frequent and destructive than farther east. Its range during the year is restricted to fewer months and the winds are in general less destructive. Flood damage to low lying communities may, however , be high. Hurricanes are the most severe storms of the Texas coast, and as such interest the property owner, the government, the administrator of coastal communities and the scientist. The geologist sees them as an agent of coastal erosion and sedimentation. The statistical analyses presented deal only with the coast from Galveston to the Rio Grande. However, the maps in the chronicle (Appendix A) include the data available in the United States on storms from Tampico to the Rio Grande. Hurricanes which struck the Mexican coast are shown as such on the maps, but they are recorded in the tables only in the degree and according to the nature in which they appeared at the Rio Grande.
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