The city of Galveston 1900 Storm Committee provides an extensive look at the
devastation brought about by the howling winds, driving rain, and 15-foot storm
surge. You’ll find first-person accounts of the storm, photographs documenting
the wreckage of a large city, and the story of how Clara Barton and the Red
Cross helped the city rebuild. Of particular interest is the link to a site
which tracks the storm across the Atlantic Ocean, into the Gulf of Mexico,
landfall at Galveston, and then its course across the Midwest to the East Coast.
The damage caused by Hurricane Katrina was certainly immense, but this
hurricane of 1900 has been called the nation’s greatest natural disaster.