1926 Miami hurricane facts for kids

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Hurricane Seven
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Black and white
Surface weather analysis of the storm over South Florida on September 18
Formed 11 September 1926 (1926-09-11)
Dissipated 22 September 1926 (1926-09-23)
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 150 mph (240 km/h)
Lowest pressure 930 mbar (hPa); 27.46 inHg
(estimated)
Fatalities 372–539+
Damage $78.58 million (1926 USD)
(Costliest U.S. hurricane when adjusted for wealth normalization)
Areas affected Turks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
Part of the 1926 Atlantic hurricane season

The 1926 Miami Hurricane (or the Great Miami Hurricane) was a very large and violent tropical cyclone. The hurricane caused a lot of damage in the Miami metropolitan area of southern Florida and in the Bahamas.

The storm caused $78.5 million in damage to the United States. Estimates from 2010 put the damage at $165 billion, meaning the storm surpasses Katrina as the costliest U.S. hurricane.

Between 372 and 540 deaths happened because of the hurricane.


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