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Many people assume that, once a hurricane has passed, the danger is over. Actually, the wind and heavy rains that follow a hurricane can last for a long time after. The dangers of large storms, like hurricanes and tropical storms, include flash flooding, which can occur far beyond the point at which a storm made landfall. In the U.S., records show that over 70% of the lives lost in hurricanes are due to the hazards of flooding. In 1979, a tropical storm named Claudette caused 45 inches of rain to fall in Alvin, Texas.
Wind and water damage can occur even after a hurricane has passed.
Alvin, Texas, is not a safe place to live in a hurricane.
Tropical Storm Claudette flooded Alvin, Texas.
Hurricanes bring record amounts of rain.
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