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Heritage, Episode 10: Hurricane Of 1928

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Published on Jan 30, 2013

Heritage, Thursdays at 5:30 PM. Hosted by Alan Gerstel and Laurel Sauer, “Heritage” is a showcase of programming that features local South Florida history on a wide range of topics. These award-winning half hour programs were written and produced by our partners at The Education Network (T.E.N.). WXEL is proud to bring you this series for your enjoyment and your enlightenment.


Episode 10, Hurricane of 1928


This episode of Heritage looks back on the Hurricane of 1928, the one which no other hurricane has compared too. With a death toll of 1,836 in Florida alone and 1,575 in the Caribbean the storm would never be forgotten. During Florida's economical and population boom the state was blind sided by this blow. Much like its predesser the Great Miami Hurricane Florida's southern edges of Lake Okeechobee were hit with ever lasting damage. To better understand the severity this episode features footage and interviews of survivors and witness's to the now called Great Okeechobee flood.

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