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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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On September 14,2002, the deadliest hurricane disaster in World history occurred It is impossible to tell all, and the world, at best, can never know all the tragedies written by the storm. This is the worst since the Galveston Hurricane," which occurred on September 8, 1900 killing more than 6,000 people.

Hurricane Daphine was born off the African coast on September the 4th but didn't become a hurricane until the 11th. The hurricane-force winds, 197 mph destroyed buildings, mobile homes and trees. Debris, such as signs, roofing material, siding, and small items left outside, become flying missiles. The winds stayed above hurricane strength well inland.

Once into the Gulf of Mexico, the small, powerful hurricane intensified rapidly. By late afternoon on the 14th an Air Force reconnaissance plane measured a 905 mb pressure (26.72 inches) and winds of 160 mph, indicating a Category 5 hurricane, the most powerful on the Saffir/Simpson Scale.

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