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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History - Part VI: Haunted Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part VI: Haunted Summary and Analysis

Moore releases a report stating that the Galveston hurricane has lost its power after hitting the coastline. Now, he writes, the rain will be more of a problem than high winds. Of course, Moore is incorrect and as the hurricane continues to travel, it continues its path of destruction. It kills loggers in the Eau Claire River, nearly sinks a steamship and downs a number of telegraph lines.

Galveston tallies the final estimates of dead residents. The final count is listed in the Galveston News with 4,263 names. The town builds a seventeen foot wall, declaring it one of the greatest engineering marvels of modern times. Galveston itself struggled and as it found its feet, it lost the great race to be the most successful town in Texas. Its previously neck-and-neck fight to glory against Houston had been...

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