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.

Address: Galveston, TX, USA