During the turn of the century, the United States saw one of the most deadliest hurricanes in recorded history. In this article, we will discuss the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, its impact, and the aftermath.
Making landfall on September 8th, 1900 in Texas, as a category 4 storm the hurricane reached wind speeds of 145 mph. The deadliest aspect wasn't necessarily the winds, but rather the massive storm surge that came with it, overwhelming the area of Galveston with immense flooding. These factors together lead to the city to face almost total destruction as well as the deaths of thousands.
With the death toll being estimated to be at least 6,000 at the low end and up to 12,000, the Galveston Hurricane is infamous as one of the deadliest natural disasters in US history. In its aftermath, it led to the construction of a protective seawall in Galveston as well as development in hurricane tracking, warning preparations, and building practices.
We hope you found this information on the Galveston Hurricane to be insightful on the destructive power of hurricanes and how we have continued since. At P3 Elevation, we are committed to protecting and restoring your home from storm and water damage. With almost three decades of experience and over 2000 homes under our belts, we are here to give you peace of mind. From home lifting and moving, flood damage recovery, and modular home elevation, our FEMA- qualified professionals are ready to serve you. Reach out through our form or give us a call to speak with our experts and schedule your consultation today!