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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-05 10:21 AM
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2. Galveston is much more prepared now
That storm took them totally by surprise (most hurricanes went North & the US weather people in Cuba said that it was going to do that...)

Also, they have built up the city since then and also put in levees. I think they've endured a few Cat 4s since 1900 with much better results than the disaster of 1900.
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  -Remember, the 1900 Galveston storm was a Category 4 hurricane. MercutioATC  Sep-23-05 10:16 AM   #0 
  - just heard it's now cat. 3  skooooo   Sep-23-05 10:21 AM   #1 
  - Yes, but it's expected to build again during the day...  MercutioATC   Sep-23-05 10:22 AM   #3 
     - Actually if you read the latest discussion on NOAA...  tx_dem41   Sep-23-05 11:00 AM   #9 
        - I just read that, thanks.  MercutioATC   Sep-23-05 11:12 AM   #11 
  - Galveston is much more prepared now  NewJeffCT   Sep-23-05 10:21 AM   #2 
  - IIRC, there was no warning system in place at the time.  rkc3   Sep-23-05 10:22 AM   #4 
  - The weather service in Galveston hoisted Hurricane warnings, IIRC.  benburch   Sep-23-05 10:28 AM   #5 
  - Here's a good link to follow:  rkc3   Sep-23-05 10:42 AM   #7 
  - True, but that seawall is only 17 feet high and only protects 1/3 of  MercutioATC   Sep-23-05 10:37 AM   #6 
     - Rita's going to be making landfall probably 30-50 miles EAST  tx_dem41   Sep-23-05 11:01 AM   #10 
        - And, it's probably going to hit as a Cat3. Good news.  MercutioATC   Sep-23-05 11:13 AM   #12 
  - Galveston was also hit with a 4 in 1915  ZombyWoof   Sep-23-05 10:45 AM   #8 

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