A hurricane demolishes the Caribbean, and Point Reyes National Seashore is established.
Thu, Sep 13 2012 at 6:00 AM
Sept. 13, 1928:
What may have been a Category 5 hurricane strikes Puerto Rico. The storm had already torn through the Lesser Antilles, devastating the island of Guadeloupe. The storm moves on to south Florida, where it breaches a levee
on the shallow Lake Okeechobee. The Florida floods kill an estimated 2,500 people, and as many as 2,000 others are killed in the Caribbean.
Sept. 13, 1988: Hurricane Gilbert
pounds the Cayman Islands with 155 mph winds. Gilbert causes 319 deaths over a huge geographic area, from flooding in Venezuela and Costa Rica to spinoff tornadoes that kill three in Texas.
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