Episode 15 - Anemonometer

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By Jillian Swinford and Haley Burleson, Jillian Swinford, and Haley Burleson. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We enter hurricane season with a bang in the week following Hurricane Ida and the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a storm story that beats all. Jillian delves into the story of the Great Storm of 1900 in Galveston, Texas (also a few days before this storm’s anniversary…early September is not a good time to be down on the Gulf Coast) and explains how this massive event led to modern day natural disaster response as we know it. Jillian and Haley also discuss the modern day disaster of the White Island (Whakaari) Volcano Eruption and the Tiktok star that survived it.

Sources:

The True Story of the White Island Volcano Eruption, Alex Perry, Outside

New Zealand Charges 13 Parties Over Deaths At White Island Volcano, Bill Chappell, NPR

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, Eric Larson

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, National Hurricane Center

The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900, NOAA

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