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Massive Storm Surge Roars Over Galveston

Although the people of Galveston realized that a storm was causing problems for themselves and their barrier island, they had no warning about the massive storm surge that inundated their community on the 8th of September, 1900.

This illustration is part of a compilation of stories, told by survivors, entitled The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror, edited by John Coulter and published in 1900. Its title is:  "Drowning of Galveston Sufferers by the Tidal Wave."

Had the people been warned about the potential for this massive storm surge, they could have taken precautions to save themselves and their families. As a result of this lack of warning, Galveston's Great Storm of 1900 remains America's most-deadly natural disaster.


Media Credits

Drawing from "The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror," edited by John Coulter and published in 1900, entitled "Drowning of Galveston Sufferers by the Tidal Wave." Copyright 1900, held by E.E. Sprague, now lapsed. Online via Project Gutenberg.

 

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