Galveston: Ike hardly the first hurricane for this Gulf island

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hurricane Ike pounded Galveston, Texas over the weekend, flattening homes and leaving millions without power. But in the history of hurricanes this is far from the worst that Galveston has seen. In 1900 the most devastating hurricane in American history destroyed the town and killed thousands. For a look at hurricanes past and present The Takeaway turned to Lew Fincher, a hurricane historian and the Vice President of Hurricane Consulting, Inc.
Guest: Lew Fincher, hurricane historian and Vice President of Hurricane Consulting, Inc

Contributors:

Chelsea Merz

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