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The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

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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



Contributor: chris
Created: January 13, 2009 · Modified: April 8, 2009


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