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  Labor Day 1935 Hurricane Monthly Weather Review Article
Hurricane intensity was doubtless reached by the developing disturbance near the south end of Andros Island on September 1.
Hurricane winds were last reported along the track on September 8 as the storm was moving northeastward over the Atlantic Ocean.
A slow incease in hurricane area took place along this part of the path, coincident with a decrease in central intensity, although the storm was still of hurricane force when it passed inland.
www.aoml.noaa.gov /hrd/Storm_pages/labor_day/labor_article.html   (2097 words)

  ScienceDaily: Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 -- The Labor Day Hurricane was a very compact, intense hurricane that formed in the North Atlantic during August 1935.
Hurricane Opal -- Hurricane Opal was a major hurricane that formed in the Gulf of Mexico in September 1995.
Hurricane Camille -- Hurricane Camille was a Category 5 hurricane that struck the United States at peak intensity near the mouth of the Mississippi River on the night of August 17 during the 1969 Atlantic hurricane...
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/Labor_Day_Hurricane_of_1935   (1516 words)

 Hurricane History
Hurricane conditions affected only a small part of the North Carolina coast, and the damage from winds and tides was relatively minor.
Isabel became a hurricane on September 7th and rapidly intensified to Category 4 hurricane strength on the evening of the 8th while the eye was located more than 1100 miles to the east of the Leeward Islands.
Rita, the third Category 5 hurricane of the season, was a destructive and deadly hurricane that devastated portions of southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana and significantly impacted the Florida Keys.
www.nhc.noaa.gov /HAW2/english/history.shtml   (12224 words)

 Hurricane damage scale   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hurricane Gaston of 2004 was a Category One hurricane that made landfall along the central South Carolina coast.
Hurricane Charley of 2004 was a Category Four hurricane made landfall in Charlotte County, Florida with winds of 150 mph.
In addition, Hurricane Gilbert of 1988 was a Category Five hurricane at peak intensity and is the strongest Atlantic tropical cyclone on record with a minimum pressure of 888 mb.
www.mrcaff.org /Hurricane/Hurricanedamagescale/tabid/211/Default.aspx   (836 words)

 International Hurricane Research Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The second 1947 hurricane was King (not to be confused with King of 1950), an October storm that struck Florida from the southwest and caused extensive flooding in Dade County.
Hurricane Juan 1985: Though this hurricane was only at Category 1 intensity by the time it reached the panhandle, it is considered on of Florida's most costly hurricanes because Juan's tropical deluge caused 1.8 billion dollars of damage.
Hurricane Opal 1995: On October 3rd the eye pressure was 965mb and dropped during the night to 916mb in less that 18 hours.
www.ihrc.fiu.edu /about_us/historical_hurricanes.htm   (2228 words)

 Labor Day - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Labor Day holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September to honor the laborer.
Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
On Labor Day, we celebrate over 151 million people (over the age of 16) in the nation's labor force.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-LaborDay.html   (340 words)

 HG 1935 CANE
HURRICANE DESTRUCTION: Frame structures were leveled in the path of the Labor Day 1935 hurricane.
Hurricane forecasting was in its infancy on Sept. 2 when winds and seas began picking up higher than anyone expected.
During summer, during hurricane season, he can be found in his home in the Keys, less than a block from the U.S. 1 memorial to the 1935 storm and its victims.
www2.sptimes.com /weather/HG.3.html   (2371 words)

 weather.com - Storms of the Century: 1935 Labor Day Hurricane: Part 3
The hurricane had done its worst to the Keys, but it was not yet finished with Florida.
The 1935 hurricane set the record for the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded on land in the world – 892 millibars/26.35 inches – a reading that was only captured because one of the islanders carried a barometer with him into a tree as he climbed to safety.
The American Red Cross put the final death toll of the 1935 hurricane at 408, a number Dr. Lyons believes would have been much greater had the storm hit the densely populated Miami area.
www.weather.com /newscenter/specialreports/sotc/storm1/page3.html   (520 words)

Hurricane Rita is the 17th named storm, ninth hurricane, fifth major hurricane, and was the second Category 5 hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.
Rita was slow to become a hurricane; discussions early on September 20 showed that wind translations to surface level were indeed at 75 mph (120 km/h), however, the lack of a complete eyewall meant that the National Hurricane Center kept Rita as a tropical storm with 70 mph (110 km/h) winds overnight.
After the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, government officials of Galveston, Texas, which was decimated by the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, have issued a mandatory evacuation of Galveston County, effective Wednesday, well in advance of the storm's possible landfall later this week.
www.solarnavigator.net /hurricane_rita.htm   (4527 words)

 International Hurricane Research Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hurricanes are categorized by sustained wind speeds using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
According to recent findings by the National Hurricane Center, 81 percent of deaths directly related to tropical cyclones between 1970 and 1998 were the result of drowning; 71 percent of these deaths occurred due in fresh water.
During the 1900 Galveston, Texas Hurricane, 6,000 people were swept away to their deaths due to storm surge, making this storm the deadliest natural disaster in United Stated History.
www.ihrc.fiu.edu /about_us/hurricane_hazards.htm   (669 words)

 1935 - The Florida Keys: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Labor Day storm was a category 5 hurricane that killed 408 people in the Florida Keys.
The pressure at the center of a hurricane was measured at 892 millibars.
This 1935 storm was first detected east of the central Bahamas on August 29.
www.sun-sentinel.com /news/weather/hurricane/sfl-1935-hurricane,0,1358268.story   (497 words)

What became known as the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 cleared every tree and every building off Matecumbe Key, and destroyed the railroad that connected the Florida Keys to the mainland.
The National Hurricane Center says that storm was the strongest to hit the United States in this century and was the first of two Category 5 hurricanes to hit the United States since record-keeping began.
The 1935 storm may have been the strongest, but it was far from the deadliest.
www.usatoday.com /weather/wh1935.htm   (445 words)

 Interview with Willie Drye: Katrina and the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
It was nowhere near the same intensity of the 1935 hurricane, however.
After the 1928 hurricane, police in Martin County, Florida (which was hard-hit by the storm) issued a warning that any adult male seen on the streets who wasn't going to or from work or helping with the relief effort would be immediately arrested.
There was some confusion during the first couple of days in the rescue effort after the 1935 hurricane.
hnn.us /articles/15109.html   (2488 words)

 What is a Category 5 Hurricane?
A Category 5 hurricane is the strongest and most severe class of hurricane on the scale for measuring the strength of hurricanes.
Hurricane Gilbert was a Category 5 hurricane that caused significant destruction in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico when it struck in September 1988.
A Category 4 hurricane could cause a storm surge of as much as 25 feet in Tampa Bay, according to a University of Central Florida researcher who is looking at the risks Florida cities face from tidal surges and flooding.
news.mongabay.com /2005/0921-category_5_hurricane.html   (940 words)

 Katrina's Growth Echoed 1935's "Storm of Century"
Hurricane Katrina's strongest winds were blowing at about 80 miles an hour (130 kilometers an hour) when it made landfall in South Florida on August 25.
Hurricane Katrina lost some of its power just as it was about to come ashore, but still made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds of about 140 miles an hour (225 kilometers an hour) and a storm surge of at least 20 feet (6 meters).
Katrina's rapid intensification was similar to the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, which exploded from a tropical storm with winds of about 40 miles an hour (65 kilometers an hour) to a killer hurricane in about 30 hours.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2005/09/0902_050902_katrina_1935_2.html   (813 words)

 Amazon.com: Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 (Adventure Press): Books: Willie Drye   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hurricanes, even tracked by satellite, are unpredictable, and no one could foresee a similar storm so rapidly growing from a weak tropical disturbance to a gigantic killer.
Because in the 1935 hurricane that barreled through the Florida Keys with winds up to 200 mph (it's the most powerful hurricane to strike the US) we also have a set of "victims," accusations of governmental neglect, and finger-pointing and fudged reports that came with official investigations.
The 1935 hurricane (storms weren't named back then; this one occurred on Labor Day so is often referred to as the Labor Day hurricane) begins years before it actually formed off the Bahamas, and many miles to the north.
www.amazon.com /Storm-Century-Labor-Hurricane-Adventure/dp/0792280105   (2598 words)

 labordayhurricane   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Labor Day hurricane of 1935 could be replaced as deadliest storm on record.
The storm of 1935, was the strongest on record having recorded a barometric pressure of only 892(mb)millibars and winds at 200mph.
As of September 5, 2005 hurricane Katrina has claimed the lives of over 1600 residents of the gulf coast and Florida, officials believe this number could climb to over 10,000.
home.nc.rr.com /gatewaysite/summer.htm   (210 words)

 Remembering The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane Seventy Years Later
Unlike today, where a tropical storm or hurricane can be spotted easily on satellite and radar while Hurricane Hunter aircraft fly into the storm, The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 went undetected for the most part until it was right on top of the Keys.
The Labor Day Hurricane, which was the longest lasting storm of 1935 with a duration of 13 days, was a very small storm, on the order of Hurricane Andrew, which also had a similar path.
The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 was still a Category One Hurricane over a week after striking the Keys when it was beyond the Canadian Maritimes, and heading into the much colder waters of the North Atlantic.
www.hurricaneville.com /1935_hurricane.html   (1845 words)

 Hurricane Rita 2005
Rita was the second hurricane in less than a month to pose a significant threat to the battered coastline of Louisiana.
At 11PM EDT on September 21, Rita’s central pressure dropped to 897 mb—and she became the fourth most intense hurricane in terms of pressure in the Atlantic basin, behind Gilbert, and the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, and Hurricane Wilma.
Hurricane Rita gave everyone a scare as she approached the northwestern Gulf, passing within one hundred miles of the Katrina-battered Louisiana coastline.
daac.gsfc.nasa.gov /hurricane/HurricaneRita2005.shtml   (391 words)

 Hurricane Shutters México
Low-lying escape routes may be cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane.
The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane struck the Florida Keys with a minimum pressure of 892 mb--the lowest pressure ever observed in the United States.
Hurricane Camille struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast causing a 25-foot storm surge, which inundated Pass Christian.
www.hurricaneshutters.com.mx /index.htm   (623 words)

 1935 Hurricane Homepage
Hurricanes could even have too much warning time as they do change course, speeds, wind velocity, etc., so its presence could be forgotten over the extended hurricane warning period.
The remaining are specifically for the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.
The comprehensive general history page of the specific 1935 Hurricane is under construction, but twelve of its future links are offered as a substitute.
www.keyshistory.org /35-hurr-homepage.html   (436 words)

 Florida Keys Treasures Hurricane Page
On Labor Day in 1935, a hurricane that produced the record low barometric pressure reading of 26.35 inches hit Florida's upper Keys, destroying virtually everything in its path.
Drye was drawn to the story of the unnamed hurricane not only because of its intensity, but also because it killed nearly 260 World War I veterans who were building a highway as part of a federal construction program.
Told from the alternating viewpoints of veterans and local residents who survived the storm, Federal Emergency Relief Administration employees, and governmental officials, Storm of the Century is an ambitious work of investigative journalism and historical research, panoramic in scope and haunting in its emotional immediacy.
floridakeystreasures.com /Weather/h.shtml   (1236 words)

 Respect The Wind--The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
The Labor Day Hurricane was a very compact, intense hurricane that formed in the North Atlantic during the 1935 Atlantic hurricane season.
This was the record low pressure for a hurricane anywhere in the Western Hemisphere until surpassed by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 and Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
The Labor Day Hurricane is the strongest hurricane known to have struck the United States, and one of the strongest recorded landfalls worldwide.
www.respectthewind.com /events/Labor_Day_1935/1935.html   (974 words)

 CNN.com - Major U.S. hurricanes since 1900 - Oct. 3, 2002
Hurricane Andrew, recently upgraded from a Category 4 to a Category 5 storm a full decade after striking south Florida before moving onto Louisiana, was the last major hurricane to make landfall in the contiguous United States.
The other Category 5 storms to hit the United States were Hurricane Camille -- striking Mississippi and Louisiana in 1969 -- and an unnamed Hurricane that hit the Florida Keys September 2, 1935.
Often called the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, the storm that hit the Keys is considered to be the strongest on record to hit the United States since record-keeping began, according to the National Weather Service.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WEATHER/10/03/major.hurricanes   (422 words)

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