The hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900, was the deadliest natural disaster in United States’ history. It destroyed or damaged almost every building on Galveston Island, killed 6000 to 10,000 people, and forever reduced one of the country’s most important ports to a shadow of its former self. Conflicts between the U.S. 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 unprepared for this killer storm. Learn the story of this devastating weather event and its impact on the field of hurricane prediction.