Galveston, TX Hurricane, Aug 1915
SCORES PERISHED IN HURRICANE
GALVESTON WITHOUT DRINKING WATER AND MUCH SUFFERING IS REPORTED
Definite reports as to the damage done by the Gulf hurricane at Galveston were still lacking this afternoon, but reports that have come from Houston and other points indicate that the property damage has been immense, and it is feared there has been serious loss of life. Meager wireless reports from navel vessels at Galveston speak of damage and serious conditions, but do not mention loss of life. Bodies have been found on the landward side of the bay which are believed to have come from Galveston.
The last wireless report from Galveston late this afternoon from the army transport Buford says: "There is considerable suffering in the city. There is no drinking water in the city. Three hundred feet of the causeway has been destroyed. It is reported that all the men officers and their families at Fort Crockett are safe."
The Army wireless at Brownsville in a effort to reach Galveston this afternoon overheard the Buford's wireless say something about a "ship in distress" but were unable to get anything else.
SCORES REPORTED DEAD AND PROPERTY LOSS WILL RUN INTO THE MILLIONS
Fifty Dead At Texas City, Six At La Porte, Three At Seabrook Eight At Morgan's Point
By associated Press:
Dallas, Texas, Aug. 18 - Scores are said to have perished in the West Indian hurricane that swept Texas coast points in round about reports received here today from points in the stricken district. Eighteen soldiers, it was said, were killed at Texas City, the regular army camp near Galveston, and thirty or forty civilians also from La ported dead. [Article was printed incorrectly - I just typed the way it was.] Six deaths are reported from La Porte, eight from Morgan's Point and three from Sylvan Beach.
Between fifty and sixty soldiers are said to have been injured at Texas City. Three are reported lost at Seabrook near Houston. According to the Houston Chronicle a copy of which has reached Temple, J.R. Montgomery, a correspondent of the Chronicle who viewed Galveston from the shore point of the wrecked causeway the property loss at Galveston will exceed that of the 1900 storm.
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