I was 5 years old when Hurricane Beulah blew through the Valley. My Mom had us start filling jars, pitchers, pots and pans, the scrub tubs, sinks and the bathtub with water. Any available container was filled since we were nine kids and two adults.

Hurricane Beulah hit the Rio Grande Valley 50 years ago this month causing historic flooding. We spoke to Valley residents who remember the aftermath and ask experts who are the most vulnerable if a similar storm were to make landfall in the area again.

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All I have of this big storm are memories. Oft repeated ones, my daughter claims. I have lived here in the Valley all my life except for the parts of the years I went to school at Texas A&I in Kingsville for my bachelor’s degree in elementary education and my master’s in elementary ed at…

Hurricane Beulah hit the Rio Grande Valley 50 years ago this month causing historic flooding. We spoke to Valley residents who remember the aftermath and ask experts who are the most vulnerable if a similar storm were to make landfall in the area again.

Hurricane Beulah struck the Rio Grande Valley as a Category 3 storm on Sept. 20, 1967. The following traces Beulah's path. Beulah devastated the Valley with significant flooding. At the time, Beulah ranked as the second costliest hurricane to hit the United States at over $1 million. — In…

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EDINBURG — Drainage: you don’t’ really think about it until the floodwater creeps up on you.

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