Torrential rains accompany hurricanes and, like the wind, can persist long after the storm has moved inland. Some of the most destructive storms have delivered flash flooding. In the United States, inland flooding has been responsible for more than 70 percent of the lives lost from hurricanes and tropical storms. For example, Tropical Storm Claudette in 1979 brought 45 inches of rain to Alvin, Texas.

What is the main idea of this passage?

Hurricanes bring both water and wind damage.

Explanation

The author cites examples of how both water and wind brought by a hurricane can be destructive. Singling out Alvin, Texas, does not make a general statement like the other choice gives. Hurricanes often bring record amounts of rain, but it is not a guarantee from every hurricane that occurs.

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