All Aboard Florida

'35 hurricane knocked rescue train off its tracks

The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900, which made landfall in Texas on Sept. 8, 1900, killed some 8,000 people and caused $30 million in damage.

Even though the mega-storm remains the deadliest weather disaster in U.S. history, it was, incredibly, only a Category 4 hurricane.

As Hurricane Frances threatens Florida, its power and force recall another Labor Day storm that slammed into the Florida Keys in 1935.

The American Red Cross estimated that 409 were killed: 244 known deaths and 165 missing.

The hurricane - storms were unnamed then - was the first of three Category 5 storms to hit the U.S. mainland in the 20th century.

It was spawned east of the Bahamas...

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