The Galveston Hurricane of 1900
The deadliest US storm to date caused between 6,000 - 12,000 deaths.
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Formed August 27, 1900
Dissipated September 12, 1900
Highest winds 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Fatalities 6000 – 12,000 direct
Damage $20 million (1900 USD) $516 million (2008 USD)
Areas affected Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, south Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas (particularly around Galveston), much of the Central United States, Great Lakes region, Atlantic Canada