Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

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Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

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would be pointing south and the next one north. You can judge the force of the wind from that. It blew 131 miles an hour.

The causeway runs east and west with a viaduct at each end the street car tracks are in the middle and one side is for west bound traffic and the other side, east. It’s wide enough to drive four cars abreast.

Two big barges were right where the car tracks were supposed to be and the car tracks had been carried into the bay in some places and other places they were running along the edge like they had been always been there. Autos of all sizes and makes were in the bay (the majority of them were caught when people went sightseeing between the storms). The largest electrical dredge in the world was high and a big barge was loaded with sand was right up on the road. It kept the dredge