A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Texas In 1900…And No One Saw It Coming
As we enter into another hurricane season, we look back on past storms and reflect on the mistakes we made so we can be better prepared should we get hit again this year. Luckily, modern day technology gives us the opportunity to plan ahead and evacuate or stock up on essentials before the storm hits. The citizens of Galveston in 1900 didn’t have such an opportunity. The storm of 1900, deemed the most destructive natural disaster ever to befall the United States, was completely unexpected. Looking back, we remember those who lost their lives or their families in the catastrophe and feel grateful for what the storm taught us about hurricanes and how to handle them.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
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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