Lost and Found Sound: Galveston Storm September 8, 2000 One hundred years ago today, a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing at least 6,000 people on the island, and another 4 to 6,000 on the mainland. It is the worst recorded natural disaster in the history of the United States. Today we bring you the story as an installment of Lost and Found Sound titled No Tongue Can Tell — Remembering the 1900 Galveston Storm. The voices you'll hear come from oral histories, letters and memoirs of storm survivors. NPR's John Burnett reports. Lost and Found Sound: Galveston Storm Audio will be available later today.