moviemagg YouTube Channel video: The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 Uploaded August 27, 2012. http://youtu.be/3cEfsp3Mn1s
Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 - Eighty-seven years ago today, in 1926, what there was of Miami and South Florida was largely destroyed by a powerful Category 4 hurricane that devastated everything in sight, ending the Florida land boom in a heartbeat, plunging South Florida into an early economic Depression and retarding this area's growth and maturity forever in very profound and fundamental ways that have never been fully explored or understood, even now; The great "IF only" question - what if it never hit?; And THAT is why they're called the University of Miami Hurricanes
South Beach surge at 9th and Collins during 1926 Miami hurricane 87 yrs ago tomorrow via @Tropmet pic.twitter.com/eKGU3nQJkZ
— Michael R. Lowry (@MichaelRLowry) September 18, 2013
At this moment 87 years ago residents of Miami were nervously awaiting the arrival of a hurricane that local... http://t.co/3GQlzJccij
— Michael Laca (@Tropmet) September 17, 2013
Miami's 1926 #hurricane wd cost $125bn insured today + much gov aid @TheRAA's Nutter tells Senate on #ClimateChange. http://t.co/PGTgwOzrIt
— Lee Coppack (@coppackonrisk) July 19, 2013
"as late as the morning of September 17, less than 24 hours before the category 4 storm's effects would begin in South Florida, no warnings had been issued."
"At the height of the storm surge, the water from the Atlantic extended all the way across Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay into the City of Miami for several city blocks."
See map: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/mfl/events/1926hurricane/inundation.jpg
Pictorial history of the Florida hurricane: forty-seven views and five pages of information, September 18, 1926
Photo of Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 historical marker:
Don Boyd - Miami's new drydock near Biscayne Blvd. as a result of the Hurricane of 1926
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