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September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau, failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged by a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over 6,000 people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in...
Relates the story of a boy who survives the deadliest disaster in American history--the hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900, killing eight thousand people--and heads back into the treacherous waters to help save his neighbors.