The Storm of ’28

The Storm of '28


On September 16, 1928, a storm equal to a Category 4 hurricane struck Palm Beach County from Boca Raton to Jupiter. At least 3,000 people died, most of them in the Glades, becoming the second worst natural disaster in US history in terms of lives lost. The Storm of ’28 shows how Palm Beach County was affected from Jupiter to Boca Raton and what was done to prevent a recurrence of such great loss.

This is an outdoor exhibit at the entrance of the 1916 Historic Courthouse, downtown West Palm Beach.

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