Labor Day Hurricane (1935)

On September 2, 1935, a powerful hurricane made landfall in the Florida Keys. The storm was responsible for at least 485 deaths and an estimated $6 million in property damage. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 was the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the United States in recorded history.

Today, we remember those who lost their lives during this terrible storm.

Rescue train swept off the tracks by the 1935 Labor Day hurricane

Rescue train swept off the tracks by the 1935 Labor Day hurricane

Monument to the victims of the 1935 hurricane: Islamorada, Florida Keys

Monument to the victims of the 1935 hurricane: Islamorada, Florida Keys

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