This day in history September 8, 2019-deadliest US hurricane ever-1900
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Started by metmike - Sept. 8, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

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1900Galveston hurricane: A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.

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1900 Galveston hurricane

The Great Galveston hurricane,[1] known regionally as the Great Storm of 1900,[2][3] was the deadliest natural disaster in United States history, one of the deadliest hurricanes (or remnants) to affect Canada, and the fourth-deadliest Atlantic hurricane overall. The hurricane left between 6,000 and 12,000 fatalities in the United States;

1900 Galveston hurricane
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Galveston Hurricane (1900) SWA.JPGSurface weather analysis of the hurricane on September 8, just before landfall

The path of the 1900 Galveston hurricane. It begins over the open Atlantic Ocean and crosses Hispaniola and Cuba as a tropical storm. The storm strengthens over the Gulf of Mexico, becoming a Category 4 before striking Texas. The cyclone then moves north and eventually recurves east-northeastward over the Midwest. After that, the system tracks across the Midwest and eastern Canada, before reaching the Atlantic again and ending near Iceland  

Map plotting the track and the intensity of the storm