Florida

The storm hit Florida’s southeast coast around 11:00am on Sunday, September 16, 1928. Originally, the storm was not expected to make landfall in Florida. As such, many residents were ill-prepared for the voracity of the storm’s wind and rain. While the storm certainly ravaged Florida’s coast, the worst of it was experienced by residents in living near Lake Okeechobee–the eighth largest freshwater lake in the world.