Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

From: N2013-15

Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

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And Cece had been thru so much. At the same time I got out there Cecil and Arthur had started to walk to Miami Beach via the beach road, that’s 17 miles. Cecil’s car had been sort of smashed up and water soaked.

Lena and Cecil were in the house when it went over. They were standing in the door, waiting to step outside when I started to go down, the suction carried them into the air, the roof landed 75 ft from the foundation, it was inverted when it came down they went into the air for a ways and then came down into the roof. A big ice box went flying through the air and landed 14 in. from their heads. Big pines crashed to the ground but couldn’t be heard for the roar of the wind. Their house went down about 5A.M. and they were in water to their hips until after 12. A lady and her husband came from their home nearby, thinking Lena and Cecil were under the wreckage and as they came from under the pergola a pine crashed into