90th Anniversary of Lake Okeechobee Hurricane

On September 16, 1928, the deadliest hurricane in Florida's history struck West Palm Beach.  As it moved inland it drove the waters of Lake Okeechobee against the mud levees on its shores.  When the levees failed, a surge inundated the communities of Okeechobee City, South Bay and Belle Glade, causing thousands of deaths. The storm … Continue reading 90th Anniversary of Lake Okeechobee Hurricane

85th Anniversary of first landfall of Lake Okeechobee hurricane

On September 12, 1928 a major Cape Verde hurricane struck the Leeward Islands.  The amount of warning time varied by island, but Guadeloupe apparently received no advanced warning and the unprepared island suffered 1200 deaths.  The total for other nearby islands was less than fifty. The hurricane's rampage was far from over.  It struck Puerto … Continue reading 85th Anniversary of first landfall of Lake Okeechobee hurricane