Objects & Places from Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

Erik Larson
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Galveston, Texas

This location's geographic features contribute as much to the destruction during the hurricane as the storm itself.

The Levy Building

This is the location of the Weather Bureau's Galveston office.

Barometer

This is an early indicator of the magnitude of the storm.

The Belen Observatory

This is the location of the Cuban's hurricane researchers, led by Father Vine.

The Rollfing Piano

This is a symbol of stability that is later carried away by the storm.

Abilene, Texas

This is where Cora and Isaac meet.

The Law of Storms

This clouds the judgment of Isaac and other weather service men.

Telegraph

This is what indicates that something is very wrong in Galveston.

The Cline Home

This is the place 50 Galveston families choose to ride out the storm.

Anemometer

This takes measurements during the storm never before recorded.

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