Galveston Hurricane of 1900

September 8th, 1900

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1900

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September
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1900.09.08 / Saturday

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[2] 29:094 – North America – United States of America – Texas – Galveston County –
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GALVESTON HURRICANE

Known as the Hurricane of 1900, the Galveston Hurricane makes landfall in Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900.  Winds are estimated to be 135 miles per hour as the storm comes ashore.  On the Saffir-Simpson Scale the storm is listed as a Category 4 hurricane.

The death toll is estimated to be between 6,000 and 12,000 people dead.  In terms of deaths, the storm is the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.  The official number of people that die is most often reported to be 8,000 people killed by the storm.

Source #1, Source #2, Google Maps.  Reference is also made to Texas City, 1947.