Sunday, 2 August 2009

Hurricane Alicia

A great-looking vintage t-shirt with some serious pre-Katrina history to it.

History of the t-shirt
Hurricane Alicia was the first tropical storm and the only major hurricane of the 1983 Atlantic hurricane season. It struck Galveston and Houston, Texas directly, causing $2.6 billion USD ($5.27 billion 2006 USD) in damage and killing 21 people; this made it Texas' first billion-dollar storm. Hurricane Alicia became the last major hurricane to strike Texas until the stronger Hurricane Bret in 1999 made landfall. Alicia was the first storm for which the National Hurricane Center issued landfall probabilities.

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