1928 Okeechobee hurricane
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The 1928 Okeechobee hurricane, also called the San Felipe hurricane, was a very devastating tropical cyclone. Almost 4,100 people died in the northeast Caribbean, Puerto Rico and from southeast Florida to North Carolina. This hurricane had wind close to Category 5 level when it hit Puerto Rico, when it was also a large hurricane. Over 2,000 people died in the United States, making the storm one of the deadliest natural disasters in US history at that time. It struck Florida at Category 4 levels.
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- Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, showing the difference between different categories of hurricanes