The storm inflicted major damage on the Windward Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, the northern Yucatan, northern Mexico and southern Texas. Over 250 persons perished in the storm; most of those casualties were in Haiti.
Allen made landfall in southern Texas as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 115 mph and a storm surge of 12 feet. The heavy rain dumped in southern Texas (10-20 inches) ended the region's summer-long drought.
Forecast by AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.