Hurricane Galveston

By, Logan J ,Blake S , Ella D , Nina S

Facts about Galveston

Hurricane Galveston hit Galveston island just off the coast of Texas on September 8, 1900. It was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. Galveston killed 8,000 - 12,000 people. The cost of all the damages was 20 - 30 million dollars. Water levels were up to 15 - 20 feet high.

More facts about Galveston

The hurricane went from Texas all the way to Kansas.It destroyed 2,636 houses, and 1,500 acres of shoreline and 16 ships. The wind speeds were over 120 mph. Galveston was a Category 4 hurricane. The lowest barometer reading was 28.44. (The normal readings are around 1,000 - 1,030)

How to survive

If you want to survive this hurricane, you would want to leave the city and leave everything behind, because it would probably be destroyed.
Weather History: Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900