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This week in history: The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926

The Sept. 18, 1926 storm was described as “the most disastrous hurricane” in Florida’s history. Miami and Moore Haven — where the dike around Lake Okeechobee broke — felt the brunt of the storm, but Palm Beach County reported 100-mile-an-hour winds, street flooding, and damage to buildings and trees.

The front pages of the Miami News tell the story (click on the images to browse the newspapers and see more photos of the storm aftermath):

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Posted in Flashback blog September 17, 2012 at 6:00 am.

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