The 1926 Miami hurricane, commonly called the "Great Miami" hurricane, was a large and intense tropical cyclone that devastated the Greater Miami area and caused extensive damage in the Bahamas and the U.S. Gulf Coast in September 1926, accruing a US$78.58 million damage toll that remains the costliest in U.S. history when adjusted using inflation, population, and wealth normalization, yielding a cost of nearly US$165 billion. As a result of the destruction in Florida, the hurricane represented an early start to the Great Depression in the aftermath of the state's 1920s land boom.

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  • The 1926 Miami hurricane, commonly called the "Great Miami" hurricane, was a large and intense tropical cyclone that devastated the Greater Miami area and caused extensive damage in the Bahamas and the U.S. Gulf Coast in September 1926, accruing a US$78.58 million damage toll that remains the costliest in U.S. history when adjusted using inflation, population, and wealth normalization, yielding a cost of nearly US$165 billion. As a result of the destruction in Florida, the hurricane represented an early start to the Great Depression in the aftermath of the state's 1920s land boom. The tropical cyclone is believed to have formed in the central Atlantic Ocean on September 11. Steadily strengthening as it tracked west-northwestward, the tropical storm reached hurricane intensity the next day. As a result of scattered observations at open sea, however, no ship encountered the storm until September 15, by which time the cyclone had reached major hurricane intensity north of the Virgin Islands. Strengthening continued up until the following day, when the storm reached peak intensity with a strength equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane. This intensity was maintained as the storm tracked across the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas to landfall near Miami on September 18. The cyclone caused immense destruction throughout the islands and across southern Florida. The storm destroyed hundreds of structures in its path over the islands, leaving thousands of residents homeless. At least 17 deaths occurred on the islands, though many others—some related only indirectly to the storm—were reported in the aftermath. Upon striking South Florida, the cyclone generated hurricane-force winds over a broad swath of the region, causing widespread and severe structural damage from both wind and water. Most of the deaths occurred near Lake Okeechobee, when a large storm surge breached muck dikes and drowned hundreds of people. The hurricane quickly traversed the Florida peninsula before emerging into the Gulf of Mexico near Fort Myers. The storm flooded surrounding communities and barrier islands, while strong winds downed trees and disrupted electrical service. The storm later made two landfalls with weaker intensities on Alabama and Mississippi on September 20 and 21, respectively. The storm caused additional but less severe damage in those states, primarily from heavy rains and storm surge. Land interaction caused the cyclone to deteriorate and later dissipate on September 22. (en)
  • Майамский ураган 1926 года (англ. 1926 Miami Hurricane) или Великий Майамский ураган (англ. Great Miami Hurricane) — ураган 4 категории по шкале Саффира-Симпсона, который в сентябре 1926 года разрушил город Майами, штат Флорида. Шторм также причинил значительные разрушения и в других районах Флориды, штате Алабама и на Багамских островах. Шторм произвел огромный эффект на экономику региона, прекратил земельный бум 1920-х годов во Флориде и первым вогнал этот штат в Великую депрессию. (ru)
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  • Surface weather analysis of the storm over South Florida on September 18
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  • Costliest U.S. hurricane when adjusted for wealth normalization
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  • We had never been through a hurricane in 1926, when we experienced our first one. ... We didn't know that all windows should be covered in a hurricane. ... I was watching as railroad cars were being knocked off the tracks and telegraph poles were snapped like toothpicks. ...[Immediately] almost all the windows on the top floor were broken.
  • Waves several feet high were rolling up Las Olas Boulevard, which had the appearance of a river rather than a street. ... Practically the entire town was covered with three feet of water.
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  • M. A. Hortt, former mayor of Fort Lauderdale
  • Floy Cooke Mitchell, wife of former mayor of Boca Raton J. C. Mitchell
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  • Майамский ураган 1926 года (англ. 1926 Miami Hurricane) или Великий Майамский ураган (англ. Great Miami Hurricane) — ураган 4 категории по шкале Саффира-Симпсона, который в сентябре 1926 года разрушил город Майами, штат Флорида. Шторм также причинил значительные разрушения и в других районах Флориды, штате Алабама и на Багамских островах. Шторм произвел огромный эффект на экономику региона, прекратил земельный бум 1920-х годов во Флориде и первым вогнал этот штат в Великую депрессию. (ru)
  • The 1926 Miami hurricane, commonly called the "Great Miami" hurricane, was a large and intense tropical cyclone that devastated the Greater Miami area and caused extensive damage in the Bahamas and the U.S. Gulf Coast in September 1926, accruing a US$78.58 million damage toll that remains the costliest in U.S. history when adjusted using inflation, population, and wealth normalization, yielding a cost of nearly US$165 billion. As a result of the destruction in Florida, the hurricane represented an early start to the Great Depression in the aftermath of the state's 1920s land boom. (en)
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  • 1926 Miami hurricane (en)
  • Майамский ураган (ru)
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