Hurricanes in South Florida

South Florida has experienced some of the worst hurricanes on record. In fact, Miami Dade County is tied for the highest “hit rate” of any county in the US for major hurricanes! Here is a list of some notable hurricanes in South Florida’s history.

  • Key West Hurricane of 1919
  • The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926
  • Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928
  • The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
  • The Fort Lauderdale Hurricane of 1947
  • Hurricane Donna 1960
  • Hurricane Cleo 1964
  • Hurricane Betsy 1965
  • Hurricane Andrew 1992
  • Hurricane Frances 2004
  • Hurricane Jeanne 2004
  • Hurricane Katrina 2005
  • Hurricane Wilma 2005


  • Hurricane Andrew on August 23, 1992. Image courtesy of NOAA.




    For more information, please visit:

    NWS Miami – Past Event Gallery

    Florida Hurricanes – Wikipedia

    Sun Sentinel – The 11 Worst Hurricanes for South Florida