October 7, 2019

Tag: hurricanes in Florida

The Worst Hurricane You Never Heard Of

The South Florida Hurricane happened in September 1928. Calvin Coolidge was the occupant of the Oval Office. The weather bureau had been working at forecasting dangerous storms for more than fifty years, but their most useful tools were that of educated observation and data comparison to the statistics of past events. “Accurate” was hardly part of the meteorological vocabulary at that time. Here are the facts of a storm almost forgotten.

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