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Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

From: N2013-15

Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

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the 7th floor. That’s the top floor.

All that day, Sat. , we took care of refugees, that night the rooms, what fun we had, were given to women and children. The men slept where they could, and the majority of them didn’t sleep. Even women sat up all night in chairs. Twins were born to a woman during the heaviest of the storm and she was in a house with the roof off. She was brought here. She lives and one of the twins also. Can you imagine a thing like that.

Whole sides were taken off apt. houses and hotels. One place showed the floor plan from the outside. Big garages crashed in on hundreds of cars. I couldn’t begin to write of the sights that day.

Sun. morning at 8 o’clock I started for Hollywood. I really wasn’t so worried about them out there because they were over a mile from the ocean