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To: ncountylee
In the chaos that followed the worst natural disaster in American history...

The BBC should get its history straight. The worst natural disaster in American history was the Class 5 hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas in September 1900. Called 'Isaac's Storm' after Isaac Cline, the national weather service meteorologist on site, the hurricane killed over 6,000 people and leveled the city.

15 posted on 02/02/2006 10:31:31 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was also a worse disaster with anything up to 6000 dying mostly from the subsequent fire and later of injuries sustained.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2005/01/25/state2049EST7857.DTL


60 posted on 02/02/2006 11:05:12 AM PST by protest1
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