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  1. Galveston - Greatest Storm in History (CNN News)
      "A Galveston, Texas, forecaster had dismissed as absurd the notion that a hurricane could devastate the island city. Then along came the storm that would turn into the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history. The forecaster, Isaac Cline, later described the storm's aftermath as 'one of the most horrible sights that ever a civilized people looked upon.' " 9-05

  2. Galveston - Greatest Storm in History (NOAA.gov)
      "On September 8, 1900, the greatest natural disaster to ever strike the United States occurred at Galveston, Texas. In the early evening hours of September 8, a hurricane came ashore at Galveston bringing with it a great storm surge that inundated most of Galveston Island and the city of Galveston. As a result, much of the city was destroyed and at least 6,000 people were killed in a few hours time. The following is the account of Isaac M. Cline, the senior Weather Bureau employee present at Galveston, of the events leading up to the storm, his personal experiences in the storm, and the aftermath." 9-05

  3. Galveston - Greatest Storm in History (Wikipedia.org)
      "The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 made landfall on the city of Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900. It had estimated winds of 135 miles per hour (217 km/h), making it a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale."

      "The hurricane caused great loss of life. The death toll has been estimated to be between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals, depending on whether one counts casualties from the city of Galveston itself, the larger island, or the region as a whole. The number most cited in official reports is 8,000, giving the storm the third-highest number of casualties of any Atlantic hurricane, after the Great Hurricane of 1780, and 1998's Hurricane Mitch." 9-05

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