Disasters · Texas

The deadliest natural disaster in the history of the US

September 8, 1900
Galveston, Texas
The deadliest hurricane to strike the United States kills between 6,000 to 12,000

The hurricane was a category 4, reaching winds of 145 mph (230 km/h). Between 6,000 and 12,000 people were killed, though most sources agree on an estimated 8,000. The second deadliest hurricane in US history, Hurricane Maria which struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, has an official death toll of 2,975.

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