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Find A Grave - Galveston Hurricane of 1900 Memorial
Galveston 1900 Hurricane Monument [memorial] The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 to date is the deadliest natural disaster ever to strike the United States, taking the lives of an estimated 8,000 - 12,000 people in and around the area of Galveston, Texas. At landfall the estimated sustained winds were 135 miles per hours, making it a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The city of Galveston was hit hard by high winds and up to 15 foot storm surges. Much of the city was covered in water as the highest point in Galveston is not even 9...[Read More] (Bio by: M.J. Beard) Galveston Hurricane of 1900 Memorial, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA