This cyclone produced the highest sustained winds ever recorded in the United States at the time, and the barometric pressure fell to 27.61 inches as the eye passed over Miami.A storm surge of nearly 15 feet was reported in Coconut Grove.The damage to property was estimated at million...For an interactive map of the Galveston Hurricane visit the NOAA Coastal Services Center.Storm tides of 8 to 15 ft inundated the whole of Galveston Island, as well as other portions of the nearby Texas coast.These tides were largely responsible for the 8,000 deaths (estimates range from 6,000 to 12,000) attributed to the storm.It was last spotted over the north Atlantic on September 15.
The Category 4 hurricane's eye moved directly over Miami Beach and downtown Miami during the morning hours of the 18th.
The "Great Miami" Hurricane was first spotted as a tropical wave located 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles on September 11th.
The system moved quickly westward and intensified to hurricane strength as it moved to the north of Puerto Rico on the 15th.
After landfall, the cyclone turned northward through the Great Plains.
It became extratropical and turned east-northeastward on September 11, passing across the Great Lakes, New England, and southeastern Canada.