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This week in history: Hurricane David passes by Palm Beach County

On Sept. 3, 1979 Hurricane David skirted the coast of Palm Beach County, collapsing the roof of the Palm Beach Jai Alai fronton and the WJNO Radio tower, and leaving about $30 million in damage.

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Posted in Flashback blog August 31, 2012 at 3:00 am.

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  1. Hurricane David hit on my 12th birthday. My mother tried to make it special by cooking breakfast on a candle…lol..My uncle/aunt Mike and Elaine drove all the way from Indiana to West Palm Beach and didn’t even know they were driving through a hurricane. We lived at 43 Davis Rd in Palm Spring and lost a couple of fruit trees but thankfully we were all safe and made the best of it.

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