Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

From: N2013-15

Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

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where they were unless they had been taken to a hospital or perhaps a morgue. I started out to find them. Went over to the east side hotels first. The Park Great Southern had been turned into a hospital. Inquired there. A man in charge told me people had come in so fast and no one thought of registering and they had brought dead and sounded there too. If I’d try to identify the seriously wounded and dead? Gee I ran from the place, then had the same experience at the Parkview, and was told to try the School House, East and West Dormitory, and the Hollywood Hills Inn. By that time I was going along in the middle of the road with the tears rolling down my cheeks. I stopped a man and asked him to take me to the Hills Inn, he said “sure” and then his motor stalled and wouldn’t be started. I stopped a Ford and who should that be but the fellow who lived next door to Lena and Cece. The first thing he said