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Isaac S Storm: The Drowning of Galveston - Part II: the Serpent's Coil Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part II: the Serpent's Coil Summary and Analysis

Spiderwebs and Ice

The big storm entered the Caribbean on Friday, August 31st. The falling rain did not deplete the storm clouds; it only made them bigger. The cold air of the troposphere penetrated the warm air of the stratosphere. Droplets of moisture were picking up mass and speed. Normal rain depletes clouds but hurricanes use wind to create more moisture. As the amount of moisture and wind speed increases, the rain that falls appears to be coming more from a faucet than from a cloud. This is why there is so much rain associated with hurricanes. Hurricane Camille that hit the Gulf Coast in 1969, caused so much rain with such high velocity that it filled the nostrils of birds and drowned them in trees.

Louisa Rollfing

On September 1, 1900, August and Louisa Rollfing...

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