ESSEA Galveston Hurricane of 1900 Step 1 This was the worst hurricane in history. Galveston was an up and coming city and as a result of this hurricane there were many deaths and the economy suffered due to businesses deciding to take their businesses to other cities like Houston. Step 2 The city was unprepared. Technology was not at a point of advancement that it could have detected this outcome. Something in the atmosphere kept this hurricane going to the west and continuing as a storm as far as Canada. Step 3 1. 600 deaths 2. Storm strengthen over the Gulf Coast 3. Hurricane pushed water feet deep into the city 4. Hurricane was a category 4 5. The storm left millions of dollars in damages 6. Galveston lost lots of business due to this storm Step 4 1. What was the atmosphere like? 2. What possibly caused the tropical cyclone to continue to the west? 3. Why was the city of Galveston so unprepared? Step 5 1. Need to have better understanding of the atmosphere during a storm. 2. Assist in creating a plan to have in place of a possible hurricane. Step 6 What happened in the atmosphere that year that caused the cyclone to continue west?