What was the worst hurricane in Texas?
Harvey was the first major hurricane to hit the middle Texas coast in more than 40 years. Previously, Category 3 Hurricane Celia was the strongest, making landfall on Aug. 3, 1970. Hurricane Harvey exploded from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in just 40 hours.
What hurricane hit Galveston in 1960s?
1963. Hurricane Cindy formed and made landfall near Galveston within 24 hours. The storm raised tides 3-4′ on Padre and dropped an inch of rain here on the way to Galveston on the 16th, and another inch on the way back down the coast, inland, three days later.
What was the biggest hurricane in Texas?
The 1900 Storm – Galveston, Texas
- Labeled the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history.
- The category 4 storm came with little warning.
- The storm killed 6,000 people and left 10,000 homeless.
- The storm led to the creation of the Galveston Seawall.