Savannah, GA Hurricane, Aug 1893


Only Fifteen Persons Known to Have Been Killed at Savannah.

SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug 31 - The storm injured many buildings in Savannah and did great damage to the trees. Fifteen people are known to have been drowned and more are missing It is impossible to estimate the amount of property destroyed. More than 49 wrecks have been reported so far Fifteen vessels in the harbor and off Tybee were wrecked or badly damaged More than that number of smaller crafts are missing and are believed to have been lost. Six unknown vessels are reported ashore on Tybee beach from the outside. Nothing has been heard from the steamship City of Savannah now many hours overdue.

Tybee island is about wrecked. Houses were blown and washed away. The railway track was blown from the ground and parts of it stood up along the route like a fence. At least half the houses on the island have been blown down or badly damaged. The damage to the buildings in Savannah is being rapidly repaired.

Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD 31 Aug 1893