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A Gulf of Mexico hurricane causes heavy damage along the Texas and Louisiana coastlines.

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10/02/1867 to 10/06/1867

A small but powerful hurricane developed in the Gulf of Mexico and swept up the Mexican and Texas coast, causing heavy damage and loss of life.  Galveston was particularly hit with property damage and flooding, as was the New Orleans and the New Orleans Delta areas of Louisiana.  The storm continued across the Gulf to make impact on the west coast of Florida as a tropical storm. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

David Longshore, Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition (New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2008), 389. 

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