The Great Galveston Hurricane, September 7-9, 1900

The hurricane, which struck in 1900, was the single deadliest disaster in U.S. history.

By Andrew SchneiderAugust 15, 2018 10:12 am| , ,

From Houston Public Media:

“Hurricane Season” is an eight-episode podcast that explores how major storms going back to 1900 greatly impacted Greater Houston people and policies. We’re broadcasting episode 1 on today’s Texas Standard.

The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 remains the single deadliest disaster in U.S. history – killing more than the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, the 9/11 attacks, and Hurricane Katrina combined. Galveston took years to rebuild, raising the elevation of its structures and building a three-mile long seawall.

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