Storm of the Century: Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

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by WIllie Drye Presented by Dan Gayton

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Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935:

Author: Willie Drye Presented By Dan Gayton Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

Backround History:

Backround History Key West was in a state of Emergency Broad range of affected people Book focuses on WWI veterans sent to work in the Keys Struck the Florida Keys in 1935

Florida Keys Maps:

Florida Keys Maps

Causes, Warnings and Conditions:

Causes, Warnings and Conditions Careless leadership Miscommunication in evacuation plan Little warning and lack of integrity Lack of resources and technology Lack of quality infrastructure for Vets

Aftermath:

Aftermath Killed more than 400 people Destroyed everything on the islands Lack of unified leadership Ghent refused responsibility

Authors point of View:

Authors point of View Too political and less emergency management Many first hand accounts Great attention to detail

Effect on EM:

Effect on EM The importance of a proper evacuation plan Use of Technology Warning systems Example of the power of a hurricane

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