1900. The island city of Galveston, Texas is on the verge of greatness. Nicknamed the New York of the South it boasts the second most millionaires per capita of any city in the nation. Then everything changes. On September 8th a massive category 4 hurricane makes landfall. Warnings about the approaching storm have been ignored. When the only bridge to the mainland is wiped out, the cityʼs 37,000 inhabitants are trapped. The next morning, 8,000 – 10,000 are dead. It remains the deadliest natural disaster to ever strike the United States.