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Perfect Storms: The Great Galveston Hurricane

Full Episode | 42:15

The great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 was the deadliest natural disaster in American history. See how the city's overconfidence would prove tragic and how the lessons from that catastrophe helped Galveston prepare for Hurricane Ike 108 years later.

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    Oct 04
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    Oct 07
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    Oct 16

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It hit the city at 145 MPH, with 15 foot-high waves. So why was there no evacuation call? This is the story of the deadliest natural disaster in American history, the great Galveston Hurricane of 1900, and how weather bureau chief Isaac Cline's overconfidence in the city's safety would prove tragic. Relive the build-up, the impact, and the aftermath of this massive Category 4 hurricane. Then see how the lessons learned from that catastrophe helped Galveston properly prepare for Hurricane Ike 108 years later.

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