And sadly, many of those dirt roads back in 1928 are still dirt roads today in the City of Lake Worth, in 2017, 89 years later. But thankfully, thanks to the voters last November and passage of the bond referendum, that is finally being addressed by the City.
Track of 1928 Hurricane with overlay of modern Interstate road system:
|When it struck: Wind speed 130 miles per hour, 929 millibars of pressure, category 4.|
There is a mass grave in West Palm Beach for victims of that storm. But only for Black people. The White victims were buried elsewhere. A historic disgrace in Palm Beach County.
Below are pictures of Lake Worth following that devastating storm, “which was second deadliest tropical cyclone in the history of the United States . . . the cyclone struck West Palm Beach, Florida, resulting in catastrophic wind damage. Inland flooding and storm surge resulted in Lake Okeechobee overflowing its banks, flooding nearby towns and leaving at least 2,500 deaths, making it the second deadliest hurricane in the United States after the 1900 Galveston hurricane.”