Galveston, Texas was a beautiful city perched on an island off the southern coast of Texas. It was a city prone to flooding, but just a few years before, a weather forecaster had said the idea of a hurricane hitting Galveston was absurd.
So when a storm struck on September 8, 1900, nobody would have expected it to be worse than any other storm. In fact, the storm was a source of entertainment to most people. But that entertainment was short-lived and soon became a nightmare. Wild waves crashed into the city leaving hundreds of homes in ruins and eight thousand people dead. It was as if the city all but disappeared.
In the New York Times-bestselling series, I Survived, Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life.
- Series: I Survived (Volume 21)
- Author: Lauren Tarshis
- Format: paperback
- Number of Pages: 144
- Dimensions: 5.25" x 7.5"
- Age Range: 7 - 10
- Grades: 2 - 5