The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

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The deadliest US storm to date caused between 6,000 - 12,000 deaths.

Hurricane facts

    Formed August 27, 1900

    Dissipated September 12, 1900

    Highest winds 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-minute sustained)

    Lowest pressure 936 mbar (hPa; 27.65 inHg)

    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


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