The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 • Earth.com

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The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900

The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 was a Category 4 that destroyed 3,600 homes in Galveston, Texas. The island city reportedly saw winds up to 145 miles per hour and 8,000 to 12,000 people lost their lives in the deadliest U.S. hurricane/natural disaster in history.

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