Migration Other devastating Texas hurricanes include the 1915 Galveston hurricane Hurricane Audrey in 1957 which killed over 600 people Hurricane Carla in 1961 Hurricane Beulah in 1967 Hurricane Alicia in 1983 Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2008 Tropical storms have also caused their share of damage: Allison in 1989 and again during 2001 and Claudette in 1979 among them. . Mexican authorities blamed the loss of Texas on United States intervention. Although the United States remained officially neutral 40 percent of the men who enlisted in the Texian army from October 1 through April 21 arrived from the United States after hostilities began. More than 200 of the volunteers were members of the United States Army; none were punished when they returned to their posts. American individuals also provided supplies and money to the cause of Texian independence. For the next decade Mexican politicians frequently denounced the United States for the involvement of its citizens, 6.3 Foreign relations 1980s Sheldon Angelina County (86,771) acrylonitrile - cancer. Southeast Texas is vulnerable to hurricanes Major hurricanes that have severely affected the area in the 21st century include Hurricane Rita in 2005; Hurricane Ike which passed over much of Houston and surrounding areas in 2008; and Hurricane Harvey which inundated Southeast Texas in 2017 Weaker storms strike the area routinely Some like Tropical Storm Allison and Tropical Storm Claudette have caused considerable damage.
! As of 2010 65.8% (14,740,304) of Texas residents age 5 and older spoke only English at home while 29.2% (6,543,702) spoke Spanish 0.75 percent (168,886) Vietnamese and Chinese (which includes Cantonese and Mandarin) was spoken by 0.56% (122,921) of the population over the age of five. .