Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Two Hurricanes Visit The Strand

This medallion is on the side of a building on The Strand that survived the Galveston Hurricane of September 1900. This was the worst natural disaster in the history of the USA and took 8000 lives, 20% of the population of Texas at the time!

Those of us who are old enough remember the Chad Mitchell Trio singing "Mighty Day", the story of this hurricane.

The second photo is a sign on another building in The Strand showing the high water mark from 2008's Hurricane Ike that flooded the city with a 12 foot storm surge. This sign was about six feet from the ground.
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