1928 Okeechobee Hurricane

By Christopher Tice

1928 Okeechobee Hurricane

The Okeechobee Hurricane or The San Felipe Segundo Hurricane, was the second deadliest Hurricane in the United States. The Hurricane developed on the west coast of Africa on September 7, it then strengthen into a tropical cyclone shortly after passing the Cape Verde Islands. On September 8, it became a category 1 hurricane, still moving westward the hurricane became a category 4. Intensity before striking the Guadeloupe on September 12. There the Storm brought great destruction and 1,200 deaths.

Ecological Impact

Early on September 17, the hurricane had destroyed more than 1,711 homes and at least 2,500 drowned. Damage was estimated at $25 million. Later that day the hurricane moved and hit another place and in all. The Overall Damage Cost over $100 million and at least 4,078 Deaths