Ten years ago this weekend, Tropical Storm Allison ravaged Houston. We were undeservedly blessed to have no damage from the storm, although we went to bed that Friday night convinced that we would wake in the morning to water throughout the house. Friends lost their homes; one couple we know perched on their kitchen counter with a bottle of wine and watched their cat jump from one piece of furniture to another to avoid the rising water. Miraculously no one we knew lost their lives, although 23 people in Texas were lost.
The Chronicle has an excellent slideshow of pictures from those terrible days. Check it out.