It was last spotted over the north Atlantic on September 15.This hurricane was the deadliest weather disaster in United States history.They were suddenly trapped and exposed to the eastern half of the hurricane shortly thereafter.Every building in the downtown district of Miami was damaged or destroyed.
The system moved quickly westward and intensified to hurricane strength as it moved to the north of Puerto Rico on the 15th.
This killer weather system was first detected over the tropical Atlantic on August 27.
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.
Damage in the United States was estimated at million.
For an interactive map of the Atlantic-Gulf Hurricane visit the NOAA Coastal Services Center.