The 1900 Storm in Perspective
September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free for Museum Members, $10 for Non-members
The 1900 Storm remains the worst natural disaster in American history, both in terms of lives lost and total destruction of property. While San Francisco has had its earthquakes and New Orleans its Katrina, no other disaster has come so close to actually obliterating a prosperous and wealthy city as Galveston was at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Join Stan Blazyk, author of “A Century of Galveston Weather”, weather consultant for the Galveston County Daily News and Galveston.com and former daily tropical weather analyst for Hurricane Consulting, Inc., as he offers his insights into the Storm and its impact on Galveston.
In addition, Mr. Blazyk will discuss lesser known aspects of the storm and also examine the question of whether Galvestonians could have or should have been better prepared for the ravages of such a hurricane. Hopefully this will shed some light on the still current issue of how much protection should the vulnerable Houston-Galveston seek in order to prevent a repetition of the tragedy that changed the course of Galveston’s history forever.