KUHF Conversations: Former HC Judge Robert Eckels

Ten years ago today, on a Saturday morning, the surprising and massive destruction of Tropical Storm Allison became all too real. More than 70-thousand homes were flooded. More than 70-thousand vehicles were underwater. And Allison claimed 22 lives. The storm had passed through the area a few days prior, but almost no one knew it was looping back toward Houston to dump 35 inches of rain, most of it over ten hours. Then Harris County Judge Robert Eckels talked with Rod Rice about the worst tropical storm in U.S. history.

Former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels speaking with Rod Rice about Tropical Storm Allison.

Bio photo of Rod Rice

Rod Rice

Local Anchor, Morning Edition

Rod Rice became fascinated with radio at an early age, while sitting on his Grandfather’s lap listening to his "programs" on the big Emerson Radio...