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    Tell that to these folks....

    1900: Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people.
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    Very interesting history with the Galveston hurricane. It was the clean up and addition of a 17 foot seawall and also the main business and living area of Galveston that was raised to 17 feet. The marvel was it was accomplished using mule and horse power and of course man power, but there were no modern heavy equipment to do what they did, it was still evident in the 50s as the main street along the beach just dropped off that height straight onto the flat beach leading away from main town Galveston. It was nice in the early 50s, there were little small beer joints and ice houses all down the main beach and there were cars half buried in the sand that had been caught in the high tides. My friends and I were fishing after dark one summer night in 1970 and we were all standing there looking into the direction of the water when we noticed that the water was all around us, my friends walked in front on my Truck until we found a shallow way back to the beach, I came close to being one of those half buried cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Tell that to these folks....

    1900: Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people.
    That happened in 1900 because President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate change accord in 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    That happened in 1900 because President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate change accord in 2017.

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    LOL!!!

    But even though I've been through a few
    hurricanes I wouldn't want to test any
    building against a CAT 5. Even I would
    evac.

    But you can build a CAT 5 building, it just
    takes $$$.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    LOL!!!

    But even though I've been through a few
    hurricanes I wouldn't want to test any
    building against a CAT 5. Even I would
    evac.

    But you can build a CAT 5 building, it just
    takes $$$.
    Be easier just to build it in Minnesota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Tell that to these folks....

    1900: Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people.
    In 2008 I tried to donate a book, published in 1908, about the hurricane of 1900, to the Galveston Public Library... but they never got back in-touch with me. So screw dem. -Pretty dire accounts with some devastating photos.

    Modern Galveston means only one thing... flounder, flounder, and more flounder. And flying-fish that'll knock you out if you're not paying attention.
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    Labor Day 1935 Hurricane in the Florida Keys

    The official death toll was 423 - 164 civilians and 259 World War I veterans living in three federal rehabilitation camps.
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