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The Storm Of The Century-Galveston, Texas September 8, 1900

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.

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About tatamkuluafrica

I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

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