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12,000 Gone in Galveston: America’s Deadliest Storm

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12,000 Gone in Galveston: America’s Deadliest Storm

Disasters, like politics, are local. So, ask about the baddest storm and chances are you’ll hear “Sandy” in the mid-Atlantic, “Katrina” in New Orleans, “Camille” in Mississippi, and “Andrew” in Florida. But the truth is this: America’s deadliest storm hit 50 years before storms wore official name...