Miami Land Development: Images Series - Great Miami Hurricane of 1926
South Florida is geographically blessed with a tropical climate and a continuous ocean breeze that lets us enjoy the outdoors even during the warmest days of summer. Those who live here, however, have learned that part of living in a tropical coastal climate means being vigilant of major weather events, particularly during hurricane season.
In 1926, many South Floridians were caught by surprise and tragedy. Those of us that are blessed to live here in Miami have all heard the stories of the Great Hurricane.
Since then, technology and government services have developed to mobilize our community and prepare us all for weather events with admirable efficiency. Miami and South Florida are grateful for their efforts, including those of the NOAA (source of this image).
I was in Miami in 1992 during Hurricane Andrew, a fierce storm in its own right. It was a terrifying experience that I will never forget.
For those folk who have lived in Miami for a long time, we all understand and respect the forces of nature. And hopefully, we all appreciate the importance of land investment and real estate development, which work together to build and grow our beautiful hometown - just like they did back in the 1920s and 1930s after the Great Hurricane had done its worst.
Source: NOAA Public Domain