The Hurricane of 1928 | Story of the Forgotten Ones | Podcast

Explicit The Hurricane of 1928 | Story of the Forgotten Ones | Podcast

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The 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, also known as the San Felipe Segundo hurricane, was a savage storm that tore across the Caribbean killing thousands, before it made landfall in Florida at West Palm Beach on September 16-17, 1928. It tore across the Everglades to giant, shallow Lake Okeechobee, where uncounted thousands of migrant workers were harvesting fall crops.

A flimsy mud dike erected to hold back the lake was no match for the storm. The dike gave way, drowning thousands of migrants. ... See More

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