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Galveston Hurricane

  • The Great Hurricane

    The Great Hurricane
    This is the 3rd largest hurricane of the Atlantic Ocean. This storm caused 27,000 deaths.
  • The Sea wall

    The Sea wall
    The seawall was constructed about a century before the hurricane. After the hurricane the rush was on to rebuild the wall before the next hurricane season.
  • Galveston Begins

    Galveston Begins
    The hurricane begins as a large tropical storm.
  • Galveston Hits

    Galveston Hits
    Galveston hits and kills between 8,000 and 12,000 people.
  • St. Mary's

    St. Mary's
    St. Mary's Orphanage was also very damaged that day. This building is special because of what the nuns did. The Nuns wanted to protect everybody so they tied everybody by the wrist.
  • The Ruins of St. Patricks Catholic Church

    The Ruins of St. Patricks Catholic Church
    The people of the church didn't know the storm was coming they just went out to see the high tide. This cause close to 6,000 deaths.
  • Martial Law

    Martial Law
    Martial law was used to protect bodies from looting and from pictures.
  • After the Storm

    After the Storm
    After the hurricane damage was measured and thought to be close to $30,00 in damage.
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    Body controll

    After the hurricane bodies were everywhere. First, the bodies were put into the sea, but the tide later that night. The next day bodies were piled high and lit on fire to get rid of them.
  • Reconstrucion

    The construction of houses begins.