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Sept. 12, 1960: Flooding on West and Cortlandt Streets, brought by Hurricane Donna, which laid waste to Florida and on up the East Coast. Photo: Allyn Baum/The New York Times

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The only remaining house near the beach for miles after the1900 Storm. The Great Galveston Storm of Sept. 8–9, 1900, was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history in terms of human life. Loss of life has been estimated at 6,000 to 8,000, but the exact number has never been determined.

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from Mail Online

Has Sandy saved President Obama? Comforter-in-chief takes center stage in Atlantic City (while Romney is left on sidelines)

Reassurance: President Barack Obama (left) hugs marine owner Donna Vanzant (right) during a tour of Brigantine, New Jersey, which was badly affected by Superstorm Sandy

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1960 - Hurricane Donna Dates active: August 29 - September 14 Peak classification: Category 5 Sustained wind speed: 160 mph (260 km/h) Areas affected: The Caribbean, Eastern United States Deaths: 164 Damage: $400 million (Pictured) A fire tender being driven through a flooded street in New York on Sept. 16, 1960, in the wake of Hurricane Donna.