Hurricane Destruction before Weather Predictions

Before reliable weather-predicting tools were available, people living in the path of hurricanes were unaware of approaching storms that could become catastrophic.

This image depicts destruction in Galveston, Texas following the Great Storm of 1900. Texas Humanities describes it as:

The Bishop's palace amidst debris on Broadway following the 1900 hurricane.

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Media Credits

Photo online via Humanities Texas; photo by unnamed photographer taking pictures of the Galveston Storm of 1900 and maintained by the AP. Public domain due to passage of time.


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