Okeechobee Hurricane (September 16, 1928)

In September 1928, a deadly hurricane swept through the northern Caribbean and across the Florida peninsula. In Florida, the storm became known as the Lake Okeechobee Hurricane, and claimed the lives of more than 2,500 people.

Memorial for the victims of the 1928 hurricane: Belle Glade

Memorial for the victims of the 1928 hurricane: Belle Glade

Today we remember those who lost their lives during the Lake Okeechobee hurricane of 1928.