Unnamed Hurricane aka Miami Hurricane, September 1926
Vacationers and new residents flocked to Miami in the 1920s. The city exploded as acres of hotels and neighborhoods replaced wetlands. The boom busted when a Category 4 hurricane hit the coast on September 18th. Within twelve hours, the hurricane flattened and flooded much of the city, leaving thousands without homes.
Unnamed Hurricane aka Cuba – Florida Hurricane, October 1944
"They had no power or delivery for over three weeks."
-Lora Whitney, Longboat Key. From a speech entitled “Stories of Early Longboat Key”, Manatee County Public Library System