Dating site disasters
While the history of the track and intensity is not fully known, the system reached Cuba as a tropical storm on September 3 and moved into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on the 5th.
After landfall, the cyclone turned northward through the Great Plains.
It became extratropical and turned east-northeastward on September 11, passing across the Great Lakes, New England, and southeastern Canada.
The town of Moore Haven on the south side of Lake Okeechobee was completely flooded by lake surge from the hurricane.
Hundreds of people in Moore Haven alone were killed by this surge, which left behind floodwaters in the town for weeks afterward.
A general west-northwestward motion occurred over the Gulf accompanied by rapid intensification.
The hurricane weakened as it moved inland over Louisiana later on the 21st.
A storm surge of nearly 15 feet was reported in Coconut Grove.Winds were reported to be nearly 150 mph as the hurricane passed over the Turks Islands on the 16th and through the Bahamas on the 17th.Little in the way of meteorological information on the approaching hurricane was available to the Weather Bureau in Miami.The "Great Miami" Hurricane was first spotted as a tropical wave located 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles on September 11th.The system moved quickly westward and intensified to hurricane strength as it moved to the north of Puerto Rico on the 15th.This killer weather system was first detected over the tropical Atlantic on August 27.