Credit: CATHY SMITH/DAVE ALLUERED/GIL COMPO/PSD/NOAA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Animated sequence illustrating the hurricane at Galveston, Texas, USA, on 8th September 1900. This remains the deadliest natural disaster to have befallen the USA. It is thought to have been a Category four hurricane by modern reckoning, with winds in excess of 215 kilometres per hour. It caused an estimated 8000 deaths. It is seen here as the intense white spot on the Gulf coast of Texas on 8th and 9th September 1900. Atmospheric precipitable water is colour-coded, with white the highest level

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Galveston hurricane, 1900

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