Everyone I am proudly from Galveston, Texas. Like all people from that part of the world, I have “ridden” a hurricane or two. But all of we Galvestonians talk in awe about the great storm of September 8, 1900. At that time Galveston was a prosperous small city with some 37,000 people. In one awful night over 10,000 of those people died in an awful category 4 storm. This is far more than the 1,800 who died during Hurricane Katrina. In fact the Galveston death toll is the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. Quite by accident a I found an incredible little book with the title The Storm Of The Century. It is a mesmerizing account of what happened. It’s a great read and I recommend it to everyone.