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On Tuesday, September 17th, John Eddie Williams was a guest of honor at the Texas Watch’s Champions of Justice Luncheon for his dedication to ensuring that insurance companies and other corporations are held accountable to their consumers. Hard work and tenacity are attributes that have propelled John Eddie to success in his commitment to protecting the rights of those consumers.
It’s Summer. You know what that means. Heat waves so blistering and humidity so unmerciful that you feel like you’re in a bowl of Grandma’s soup.
When asked “what’s the weather like down there?”, homegrown and transplanted Texans alike are quick to explain that, in the Lone Star State, you might encounter all four seasons on the same day. In other words: unpredictable.
The Lone Star State is notorious for its incredibly diverse climates. As the second-largest U.S. state of over 260-thousand square miles, Texas boasts a range of weather patterns based on location--from the arid western desert, to the humid eastern gulf coast, to the snowy mountain ranges of Big Bend Country.
While it is a running joke among Texans that you might wear a scarf in the morning and a pair of shorts in the afternoon, August is that one time out of the year when we all know what to expect: torturous heat.
Texas: A History of Storms
About 100 storms and tropical disturbances develop in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico each year. Some of these turn into tropical storms, and on average, two each year become hurricanes that make landfall in the U.S.
Residents along the 367 miles of Texas coastline are no stranger to the life-threatening storms that often emerge from the dangerous waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Beginning the 1st of June through the end of November, coastal homeowners are at risk of a barrage of hazards brought on by hurricanes, including high winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and storm surges.
While hurricanes and other major storms affect the entire country, Texas has stood witness to some of the deadliest and costliest natural disasters formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Between 1851 and 2016, 289 hurricanes affected the continental U.S. Of these, 63 made landfall in Texas.