While Hurricane Harvey has earned its place among Houston’s worst storms, the tax day flood from 2016 should not be overlooked.
The storm, which technically started on April 15, 2016, and lasted multiple days, flooded at least 744 homes and 400 apartments.
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"This was truly a remarkable event, one that will be remembered for many years in Southeast Texas," Matt Lanza of Space City Weather wrote on April 26, 2016. "Harris County averaged 7.75 inches of rainfall for the event. That’s equivalent to 240 billion gallons of water falling on the area. This exceeded Memorial Day (162 billion gallons) by almost 80 billion gallons of water."
In the end, the tax day floods were blamed for at least five deaths in Houston.
Swipe through the gallery above to see how devastating the 2016 storm was.
Fernando Alfonso III is a digital reporter at Chron.com. Follow him on Twitter at @fernalfonso.