The hurricane of 1900 hit Galveston, Texas with a fury. It was referred to as the "Great Storm". Winds exceeded 135 mph and in today's standards, it would be classified as a Category 4 storm. Hurricanes had not yet been named. Between 6,000 - 8,000 people were killed and 10,000 left homeless. It is still believed to be the deadliest storm in U.S. history.
As if we weren't ALREADY convinced the world is coming to an end, an Australian filmmaker scouting locations in the outback recently captured a firenado. The world hasn't seen one of these MONSTERS on such a large scale since 1923, in the aftermath of Japan's Great Kanto Earthquake. To reiterate: Firenado. A TORNADO MADE OF FIRE