1926 Hurricane by simply Anthea Carnes
Before the Storm
1 . The Hurricane of 1926 emerged at the worst possible time for the city of Miami and became known as " The Great Miami HurricaneвЂќ. It had been the roaring twenties; A period of forbidance, speakeasies, flapper girls, and jazz. Miami had been encountering a growth economically and population development.
2 . In the period between 1920 and 1923, the population of New mexico itself experienced doubled. People from everywhere over the United States reached South California to enjoy the warm local climate, and sun-drenched beaches. In the time the tornado, Miami's human population stood for around three hundred, 000. The modern residents were optimistic, yet unfamiliar with hurricanes, and not prepared for their results.
several. Two years after in 1925, approximately $60 million dollars worth of buildings by means of homes and business had been constructed.
four. New buildings were being built on Arkansas Beach, which will had been created across Biscayne Bay over a series of hurdle islands that had been previously mangroves.
The way of the tornado
5. The " Great Miami" Hurricane was first seen as a tropical wave located 1, 500 miles east of the Smaller Antilles upon September 11th. The system moved quickly westward and intensified to hurricane power as it relocated to the north of Puerto Rico within the 15th. Wind gusts were reported to be almost 150 with as the hurricane passed over the Turks Islands for the 16th and through the Bahamas on the 17th. Very little meteorological information about the getting close hurricane was available to the elements Bureau in Miami. During that time there were just a few ship reports to tell of its presence. As a result, storm warnings were not issued until midnight in September 18th, which gave the citizens of South Florida little notice from the impending catastrophe.
6. The Category 5 hurricane's vision moved immediately over New mexico Beach and downtown Arkansas during the early morning of the 18th. This cyclone produced the best sustained winds ever recorded in the...