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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for April 23, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

July 31, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for April 23, 2014

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for April 23:

In 1964, study of a response to an atomic bomb blast proved there was a lack of shelter space in Galveston County. A test performed by the Mainland Civil Defense estimated that 80 percent of the county’s population would have perished because of radioactive fallout.

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