1900 Storm

 1900 Storm

The hurricane that destroyed Galveston on September 8, 1900, is the nations's deadliest natural disaster. Although its death toll will never be known precisely, the 1900 Storm claimed upwards of 8,000 lives on Galveston Island and several thousand more on the mainland. In Galveston, it destroyed 2, 636 houses and left thousands more damaged. The city's property losses were estimated at $28-30 million.

The Rosenberg Library's manuscripts, photographs, and other archival holdings provide graphic evidence of survivors' Storm experiences and the carnage that was left in its wake.