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The world’s worst floods

Love Exploring Logo By Gemma Prince of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 29: On 8 September 1900 a deadly Category 4 hurricane, with winds estimated to be up to 145mph, tore through Galveston, Texas. The hurricane triggered severe flooding, with a huge wave inundating the coastal city, leaving it under around 12 feet (3.6m) of water. 

1900: Galveston hurricane, Texas

On September 8, 1900, a deadly Category 4 hurricane, with winds estimated to be up to 145 mph, tore through Galveston, Texas. The hurricane triggered severe flooding, with a huge wave inundating the coastal city, leaving it under around 12 feet (3.6m) of water. 

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