117 years ago today, my hometown of Galveston, TX was almost wiped off the map thanks to the most deadly hurricane in US history. 6,000-12,000 people dead. Many were "buried" at sea, but eventually washed back ashore and had to be burned in fires that lasted for days. The fact that the island was rebuilt even after such destruction both amazes and baffles me. It is timely reminder of the wrath of Mother Nature, as we in Florida await Hurricane Irma.
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