Storm of the Century by Willie Drye

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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 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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