1926 Miami hurricane

Category 4 Atlantic hurricane in 1926

The 1926 Miami Hurricane (or the Great Miami Hurricane) was a very large and violent tropical cyclone. The hurricane caused a lot of damage in the Miami metropolitan area of southern Florida and in the Bahamas.[1]

Hurricane Seven
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Black and white
Surface weather analysis of the storm over South Florida on September 18
Formed11 September 1926 (1926-09-11)
Dissipated22 September 1926 (1926-09-23)
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 150 mph (240 km/h)
Lowest pressure930 mbar (hPa); 27.46 inHg
Damage$78.58 million (1926 USD)
(Costliest U.S. hurricane when adjusted for wealth normalization)
Areas affectedTurks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
Part of the 1926 Atlantic hurricane season

The storm caused $78.5 million in damage to the United States. Estimates from 2010 put the damage at $165 billion, meaning the storm surpasses Katrina as the costliest U.S. hurricane.

Between 372 and 540 deaths happened because of the hurricane.


  1. "Deadliest, Costliest and Most Intense Hurricanes 1851 to 2010" (PDF). NOAA. Retrieved Sep 18, 2016.