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1947 - The Circle and Miami Springs Pharmacy after the Flood of 1947 caused by Hurricane VI
SEP-1947 Courtesy of Martha Pierson

1947 - The Circle and Miami Springs Pharmacy after the Flood of 1947 caused by Hurricane VI

The Circle in Miami Springs, Florida

Thank you to Martha Pierson for this image. This image was several days later than the preceding image as the waters have receded considerably.

Hurricane VI struck South Florida on September 17th after stalling for 24 hours over Abaco in the Bahamas on the 15th. It came ashore at Ft. Lauderdale moving west, bringing winds in excess of 100 mph to the 70 mile stretch from Palm Beach to the northern sections of Miami. The area between Ft. Lauderdale (Boca Raton, Pompano, Deerfield and Delray) and Lake Worth suffered the greatest damage. Hurricane force winds extended from Cape Canaveral to Carysfort Reef Light, a distance of 240 miles. The highest winds by a reliable instrument were at the Coast Guard's Hillsboro Light where sustained winds for a solid minute were 155 mph at 12:56 pm. The lowest pressure reading of 947.2 (27.97 inches) was also recorded at Hillsboro Light. Miami's highest winds were 90mph at 2 pm. The hurricane crossed the state and emerged into the Gulf of Mexico slightly north of Naples at 10 pm. Florida's losses were 11 deaths directly related to the storm and 6 additional deaths due to related accidents and electrocutions and $31 million in lost property, crop damage and livestock losses.

After emerging into the Gulf, the hurricane aimed for the Louisiana/Mississippi border and the 25-mile wide eye passed directly over New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Extensive flooding damage was caused to coastal areas in Louisiana and Mississippi. A break in the New Orleans Industrial Canal levee caused flooding in sections of New Orleans.

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Guest 25-Jun-2007 23:53
Miami Springs is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Miami..I stop off when I'm working just to walk down the tree-lined walkway on Curtiss......the Garden Restaurant, La Stanzas, and Royal Blvd Cafe are some of my favorite places..also Bryson's with the proprietor and his wife? bartending. So glad there are places like that still around in Miami.