On September 8, 1900 a storm hit Galveston, Texas that would have made Katrina shiver.

Al Roker, in his long career as a weatherman and TV personality, has seen a lot of rough weather. When it came time for him to turn his talents toward writing, he wanted to scribe something special. So, he looked first to one of the most impactful storms he had seen during his career--Hurricane Katrina.

While investigating it, he kept hearing about a huge storm that hit the Gulf Coast all the way back in 1900. Given the times, the stories of survival, the lives it affected, the lore surrounding it somehow seemed to make it a more fitting topic.


So, he turned his attention back to those days and is now promoting his book - Roker will also discuss his most recent book, The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900. The Great Gulf Hurricane has come to be known as the deadliest natural disaster in American history.

Roker will be speaking at Colorado State University Center for the Arts on Oct. 10, 2015 at 3pm.

Single tickets cost $17. By purchasing a $30.06-copy of “Storm of the Century,” you can gain admission for two people.

Tickets are on sale at Old Firehouse Books and online.

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