"It is hard to understand what changes would happen to a man who watched as his pregnant wife disappeared beneath raging flood waters. Or a man who watched as his children struggled to stay afloat during a dark, treacherous night in September. A man who so loved climatology - the study of weather and climate - but had to watch as weather tore his family apart."
"As a young meteorologist, Cline was eager to spend his years learning how weather can influence a person's health. But after the night of Sept. 8, 1900, Cline's focus would change. Much of his professional career would be spent studying the science of tropical cyclones. He would go on to write textbooks and papers that experts in the field used until the technology of air reconnaissance became commonplace after World War II."
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"It was indeed a sunny, warm day, the kind of day people came to Galveston for at the turn of the century. But few visitors would walk the sandy shores for months after the infamous hurricane. Instead, bodies of the dead that were improperly buried at sea washed ashore on those beaches, leaving even more treacherous work for the cleanup crews. The storm left behind a legacy that extends across the country. As families moved from the island, they carried with them the story of that night."
“I had only got part way out when the house fell on us. I was hit on the head with something and it knocked me out and into the water head first. I do not know how long I was down, as I must have been stunned. I came up and got hold of some wreckage on the other side of the house. I could see one man on some wreckage to my left and another on my right. I went back to the door that we could not open. It was broke in, and I could go part way in, as one side of the ceiling was not within four or five feet, I think, of water. There was not a thing in sight.”
"All at once the house went from its foundation and the water came in waist-deep, and we all made a break for the door, but could not get it open. We then smashed out the window and I led the way.”
Click the links below to learn more about Hurricane Galveston and Hurricane Katrina, as well as how they connect and how the government effected each of them.
The Governments Involvement in the Hurricanes
The Comparing and Contrasting of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Galveston