#1 90,000 NOT evacuating Galveston area?
09-12-2008, 07:17 PM
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On Fox now, just reported the Mayor is pulling emergency services at 9 pm because it will become too dangerous for them and for those who remain, please write your SSN on your body.
The Galveston storm of 1900 killed 8,000 people.
The Hurricane of 1900 made landfall on the city of Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900. It had estimated winds of 135 mph (215 km/h) at landfall, making it a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
The hurricane caused great loss of life with the estimated death toll between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals; the number most cited in official reports is 8,000, giving the storm the third-highest number of casualties of any Atlantic hurricane, after the Great Hurricane of 1780 and 1998ís Hurricane Mitch. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is to date the deadliest natural disaster ever to strike the United States. By contrast, the second-deadliest storm to strike the United States, the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, caused approximately 2,500 deaths, and the deadliest storm of recent times, Hurricane Katrina, claimed the lives of approximately 1,800 people.
The hurricane occurred before the practice of assigning official code names to tropical storms was instituted, and thus it is commonly referred to under a variety of descriptive names. Typical names for the storm include the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the Great Galveston Hurricane, and, especially in older documents, the Galveston Flood. It is often referred to by Galveston locals as The Great Storm or The 1900 Storm.
Ike almost a Cat 3 now.
09-12-2008, 07:48 PM
Did you hear the 90,000 number on FOX?
09-12-2008, 08:01 PMAuthorities in three counties alone said roughly 90,000 stayed behind, despite a warning from forecasters that many of those in one- or two-story homes faced "certain death."
09-12-2008, 09:04 PM
I knew it!!!
They have Geraldo on the seawall right now. :DMay the FORCE be with you!
09-12-2008, 09:15 PM
90,000 in 3 counties.
I just found out that my ex MIL is at my ex(but beloved) SIL's house in Humble, Texas). They are in Northern Harris county.
09-12-2008, 09:20 PM
Hopefully they'll be safe there! It's probably going to be a
horrible mess on Galveston tomorow morning.May the FORCE be with you!
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