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Isaac S Storm: The Drowning of Galveston Setting & Symbolism

Erik Larson
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Galveston, Texas

The deadliest hurricane of all time hit the city of Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900. Estimates are that from 3,000 to 10,000 people perished in the storm. The storm caused astronomical property damage, making the city appear as though it had been bombed.

Cuba

The local forecasters in Cuba provided a more accurate reading of the tropical storm that would develop into the killer hurricane that destroyed Galveston than the US Weather Bureau.

Florida Straits

The US Weather Bureau predicted that the tropical storm that hit Florida would travel north up the Atlantic coast and dissipate over New England.

The Louisiana

The commander of the Louisiana, Captain T. P. Halsey, sailed from New Orleans to Galveston. There had been no forewarning about the vicious storm that was coming. The veteran of many storms had never seen a storm as treacherous as the one that would eventually hit Galveston.

The Pensacola

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