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Hurricane Season

Ep 1: The Great Galveston Hurricane (Sept. 7-9, 1900)

“Hurricane Season” is an eight-episode podcast that explores how major storms going back to 1900 greatly impacted Greater Houston people and policies

  • Bodies lying in makeshift morgue after 1900 Hurricane. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library)
    Bodies lying in makeshift morgue after 1900 Hurricane. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library)
  • Galveston Orphans Home after 1900 Hurricane. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library)
    Galveston Orphans Home after 1900 Hurricane. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library)
  • Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library)
    Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library)
  • Pedestrians walking through flooded street. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library)
    Pedestrians walking through flooded street. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library)
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"Hurricane Season" is an eight-episode podcast that explores how major storms going back to 1900 greatly impacted Greater Houston people and policies.

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As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the nation's worst rainstorm, Houston Public Media takes a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. "Hurricane Season" host Andrew Schneider starts with the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.

The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 remains the single deadliest disaster in U.S. history — killing more than the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, the 9/11 attacks, and Hurricane Katrina combined. Galveston took years to rebuild, raising the elevation of its structures and building a 3-mile long seawall.

 

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew Schneider is the senior reporter for politics and government at Houston Public Media, NPR's affiliate station in Houston, Texas. In this capacity, he heads the station's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments...

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