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It was last spotted over the north Atlantic on September 15.

This hurricane was the deadliest weather disaster in United States history.

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.

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.

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.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 town of Moore Haven on the south side of Lake Okeechobee was completely flooded by lake surge from the hurricane.Hundreds of people in Moore Haven alone were killed by this surge, which left behind floodwaters in the town for weeks afterward.

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