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Galveston waterfront, 1910.
较为风平浪静的一天
德州盖维斯敦市的滨水区

1910

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盖维斯敦暴风雨 (Galveston Storm)

城市遭受暴风雨袭击已经够吓人了,但您能想像它同时遭遇飓风及海潚的情境吗?190098日,位于墨西哥湾海岸线上德州境内的盖维斯敦市遭时速高达120哩强风、倾盆大雨及洪水的劫掠。暴风雨历时18个小时。海啸袭来,直接横扫这些与海平面等高的街道,街道上的居家及建筑物无一幸免。除此之外,海啸也造成电力、道路及通讯系统全面中断。这场暴风雨导致5,000多人丧生您能想像在暴风雨中拍摄影片的情景吗?


It's scary enough when a city is hit by a bad storm, but can you imagine what it's like when a city is hit by hurricane winds and tidal waves? On September 8, 1900, the city of Galveston, Texas, on the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, was ravaged by 120 mile-per-hour winds, torrential rains, and flooding. The storm lasted 18 hours. Tidal waves swept through the sea-level streets destroying homes and buildings and wiping out electricity, roads, and communications systems. More than 5,000 people lost their lives as a result of this storm. Can you imagine what it was like trying to capture the storm on film?
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