Hurricane AliciaHurricane Alicia
formed in the Gulf of Mexico
in August 1983
. It quickly strengthened to a Category Three storm, and made landfall in Galveston, Texas
on August 18
. The storm moved northward, its eye passing over Houston
. That city suffered millions of dollars in damage, including thousands of shattered glass panes from downtown skyscrapers. In the end, Alicia killed 22 people and caused over US$1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).