HISTORICAL GAZETTE: Read about Galveston hurricane of 1900, which killed 6,000 to 12,000 people September 12, 2008Posted by John in History.
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DEATH RIDES ON WIND AND WAVE.
Galveston, Texas, Swept by Furious Storm From the Gulf — Loss of Life Variously Estimated From One to Three Thousand — Waves Drive Inland For Miles Carrying Death and Destruction — Other Towns Isolated and Worst Feared — Relief Trains Pass Hundreds of Bodies Thrown up by the Sea.
Austin, Tex.. Sept. 10 — Information has just reached me that about 3,000 lives been lost at Galveston, with enormous destruction of property. No information from other points.
JOSEPH D. SAYERS, Governor.
HAVOC BEYOND WORDS.
First Reports Give Dim Idea of the Disaster
Houston, Tex., Sept. 10 — The West Indian storm, which reached the gulf coast Saturday morning, wrought awful havoc In Texas. Reports are conflicting, but it is known that an appalling disaster has befallen the city of Galveston. where, it is reported, a thousand or more lives have been blotted out and a tremendous property damage incurred. Meager reports from Sabine Pass and Port Arthur also indicate a heavy loss of life, but these reports cannot be confirmed at this hour. …
Submerged by the Sea … Asylums and Hospitals Wrecked … Scenes of Awful Panic … Bodies Counted by Hundreds … Sea Runs Mountain High … Many Texas Towns Probably Blotted Out by the Disaster … Sabine Pass Isolated … Galveston Without Water, In Darkness and Despair … Dawn Reveals Horrors …
Also, a New York Times story here: Great Disaster at Galveston
[Sean Astin] Announced at the Texas Film Festival on 22 February 2003 that he has optioned the book “Isaac’s Storm” [by Erik Larson] and is planning on shooting an epic film centered around the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. …