Lourdes Beltran, Heather Luna


 G. Salas: Did the residents of Galveston have advance warning about the hurricane that was coming their way?



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5.  G. Salas: Did the residents of Galveston have advance warning about the hurricane that was coming their way?

H. Luna: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Daily Journal for September 1900, Isaac Cline received the order to hoist the storm warning flag at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 7th; however, many people did not expect the storm to be as severe as it was. Many residents who had survived the storm in 1886, which was only a mild tropical storm, believed that it would not be worse than before. http://www.gthcenter.org/exhibits/storms/1900/victims/stormfaq.htm

M. Martinez: Galveston did have advance warning about the hurricane for some did evacuate. It was more of a series of unfortunate events. From the residents believing it would not land with such force as it did, to those requesting a sea wall to be built being declined, to not being fully equipped for such event.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane

C. Martinez: With little knowledge of how strong the storm was going to be and the naive minds of the local residents, they chose to stay and then later dealt with the life longing effects of the storm.

L. Beltran:  There was little warning and no defense about the hurricane.  They didn’t have the technology to assess hurricanes on a scale of 1-5, or predict when and where they’d make landfall.  Texans had no advance warning of the catastrophe.




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