The Deadliest Natural Disaster In U.S. History Occurred 121 Years Ago This Month In Galveston, Texas
On the fateful day of September 8, 1900, the coastal city of Galveston, Texas would suffer tragedy unlike anything the nation had ever seen. A powerful Category 4 hurricane made landfall near the island, and the residents were wholly unprepared for it. It’s estimated that between 6,000 and 12,000 people died as a direct result of the storm, and each year, and recounting the disaster helps keep the memories of the victims alive.
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Did you know about the Great Galveston hurricane? What’s the most destructive hurricane you’ve personally lived through, if any? Tell us in the comments section, and check out our previous article to see the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which is tied with Hurricane Katrina for being the costliest Atlantic hurricane in history.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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