52 Deerfield Moments: #16
Deerfield Is Devastated

Hurricane damage in early Deerfield Beach, FL

52 Moments in Deerfield History

Deerfield Is Devastated

1926 & 1928 Hurricanes

The newly formed City of Deerfield, established in 1925, was was hit by two major hurricanes in 1926 and a category 4 hurricane in 1928. The first is referred to as The Miami Hurricane and hit the hardest south of Deerfield.

It still caused considerable damage here and the city was still recovering in 1928 when, with little warning, another hurricane came ashore in Deerfield with 140 mile an hour winds.

This damaged almost every building in the city. This hurricane, also referred to as the Okeechobee Hurricane, moved on to hit Lake Okeechobee where at least 2,500 people drowned.This made it the second most deadly tropical cyclone in the history of the United States.