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The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

Course number : 120045   ID : 1420    Section number : OLLI
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The hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900 was the deadliest natural disaster in United States’ history. Almost every building on the island was destroyed or damaged, between 6000 and 10,000 people died, and one of the country’s most important ports was forever reduced to a shadow of its former self. Conflicts between the Weather Bureau in Washington D.C. and the more experienced hurricane trackers in Cuba prevented timely warnings being sent to the citizens of Galveston, leaving them completely unprepared for this killer storm.  Join us to learn the story of this devastating weather event and its impact on the field of hurricane prediction.

Class Details

1 Sessions

Nolte Gateway Center

India Hayford 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/20/2019 Wed 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Casper, Nolte Gateway Center  Map, Room: GW 222 India Hayford