This killer weather system was first detected over the tropical Atlantic on August 27.
While the history of the track and intensity is not fully known, the system reached Cuba as a tropical storm on September 3 and moved into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on the 5th.
A storm surge of up to 12 ft inundated Corpus Christi, Texas causing major damage to the coastal areas.
The damage to property was estimated at $30 million...
For an interactive map of the Galveston Hurricane visit the NOAA Coastal Services Center.
Winds were reported to be nearly 150 mph as the hurricane passed over the Turks Islands on the 16th and through the Bahamas on the 17th.
Little in the way of meteorological information on the approaching hurricane was available to the Weather Bureau in Miami.
The hurricane continued northwestward across the Gulf of Mexico and approached Pensacola on September 20th.
The storm nearly stalled to the south of Pensacola later that day and buffeted the central Gulf Coast with 24 hours of heavy rainfall, hurricane force winds, and storm surge.
The cyclone dissipated over northern Mexico and southern Texas the next day.
Although hurricane-force winds occurred over the Florida Keys and the central and south Texas coast, no reliable wind measurements are available from near the center.
This fearsome cyclone was first detected near the Lesser Antilles on September 2.
It moved generally west-northwestward for several days, passing near the Dominican Republic on September 4 and into the southeastern Bahamas on the 5th and 6th. A westward turn on September 7 took the center across the central Bahamas on the 7th and 8th and into the Straits of Florida on the 9th.
The "Great Miami" Hurricane was first spotted as a tropical wave located 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles on September 11th.