The devastating Florida hurricanes of 1926 and 1928 are highlighted in a new exhibit that opens today at the Clewiston Museum. It’s part of a weeklong effort to shine the light on two deadly tropical systems largely forgotten by residents. The 1928 storm killed more than 3-thousand people after a Lake Okeechobee dike flooded, sending a torrent of water into nearby towns. The group ‘Project HOPE’ is helping with the Clewiston festivities. Organizer Angelica Pena says a highlight is a discussion with a handful of survivors.
“It’s really hard to say how many are still out there because as we look at history and identify certain names, we are then faced with the difficulty in actually finding them. So I really don’t know how many we would have actually still living.”
Pena spoke on W-G-C-U’s Gulf Coast Live. She says the program also includes survivors of last year’s Hurricane Wilma and presentations from local disaster officials.
Thursday, 21 September 2006 01:00
1920's Hurricane ReunionWritten by WGCU Newsroom