Are hurricanes deadly?

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How many people die from hurricanes every year?

Are hurricanes deadly?

A massive hurricane devastated Galveston, Texas on Sept. 8, 1900. Reports estimated that as many as 8,000 to 12,000 people died when the city, built on a sand bar and not more than nine feet above sea level, was inundated with a four-foot tidal surge and winds of more than 100 mph. Almost all buildings in the city were either damaged or swept into the sea.

   

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