Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

From: N2013-15

Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926


One of the boys rescued a tiny kitten from the elevator shaft, poor little thing was nearly drowned and so cold. I rubbed him dry with my hanky and means [?] he was the engine room kitten I was out a hanky.

About daylight we began getting refugees from all over the beach, some in bathing suits, carrying what clothes they could in suit cases, or wrapped in bundles, they looked like immigrants from Europe or Mexico. Some of them swam part of the way.

The wind died down and we thought it was all over, when suddenly, bang, a gust of wind from the south took all the windows from that end of the dining room and sent panes of glass spinning the whole length of the room. It was much heavier than the first one and carried all before it.

The big doors to the dining