I read Erik Larson’s book Isaac’s Storm about ten years ago after reading a lot of good reviews for it. Prior to reading the book, I had not been aware of the 1900 Galveston hurricane, considered the deadliest in recorded history.
The book follows Isaac Cline, who was stationed at the U.S. Weather Bureau in Galveston, in the days leading up to the storm. He monitored the weather and his concern grew as residents went about there daily routines, unaware of the horror headed their way.
It’s a slim book worth reading if only to quell our irritation about weather updates interupting our favorite television shows.