The Great Galveston Hurricane

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A lot to talk about this morning, not for Michigan – If you are planning a trip to eastern Texas – don’t…  this is our first major hurricane of the season.  September 8th marks the 117th anniversary of the great Galveston hurricane.  The Great Galveston Hurricane was a Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 145 mph (233 km/h), which made landfall on September 8, 1900, in Galveston, Texas, in the United States, leaving about 6,000 to 12,000 dead. It remains to the present day the deadliest natural disaster in US history.

The second-deadliest storm to strike the United States, the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane, caused more than 2,500 deaths, and the deadliest storm of recent times, Hurricane Katrina, claimed the lives of approximately 1,800 people.  Below are some photos from the Galveston Storm.

1024px-Floating_wreckage,_Galveston_hurricane,_1900

800px-Twisted_house,_Galveston_hurricane,_1900

800px-Wrecked_Negro_High_School_Building,_Galveston,_Texas

800px-The_only_remaining_house_near_the_beach_for_miles,_Galveston,_Texas


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