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Brownsville, Texas - Storms and Floods Cause Great Havoc Along Gulf Coast (1936)

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  •  Aerial footage of the devastation 
  •  Cars brave the flooded streets 
  •  Residents assess the damage at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral 
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On September 13, 1936, a strong tropical storm made landfall in Brownsville. This newsreel consists of aerial views of devastated buildings, images of cars plowing through flooded roads and people carrying others to safety. Noted buildings featured include the Southern Pacific Depot (now the Historic Brownsville Museum) and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.