... On this date in weather history...
It proved to be a water-logged Labor Day in 1989 for
parts of eastern Nebraska... as numerous thunderstorms
drenched the area with torrential rains that morning.
Amounts reached nearly 7 inches in the Village of
Creston... located about 60 miles northwest of Omaha.
Rivers and creeks obviously rose to the
occasion... causing widespread flooding of fields... County
roads and streets.
In 1970... the greatest natural disaster in the history
of Arizona occurred when horrific flash flooding raged
through the central part of the Grand Canyon state.
Record rainfall caused rivers to rise an incredible 5 to
10 feet per hour... sweeping buildings and vehicles 30 to
40 miles downstream! Workman creek measured 11.40 inches
of rain in 24 hours to set a state record. The flooding
caused an estimated $3 million damage and claimed 23
lives.Moisture from Pacific Tropical Storm Norma
provided the ultra high octane fuel for the thunderstorms
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