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On Sept. 8, 1900, an unnamed hurricane slammed into the unprotected barrier island of Galveston, Texas, killing between 6000 and 8000 people. More than 111 years later, the natural disaster stands as the worst in the history of the United States. Watch the NewsHour Health Unit's report on long-term recovery efforts after Hurricane Ike, Galveston's most recent disaster: to.pbs.org