Hurricane may hit Florida, 1938

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TROPICAL-BLOW TROPICAL-BLOW TROPICAL-BLOW HITS FAST CLIP IN ITSPASSAGE Weather Bureau Advises East Florida Coast To Watch Storm ' JACKSONVILLE, Sept. 18. UP) A tropical disturbance of dangerous proportions roared westward through the Atlantic Ocean tonight, its center approx imately 450 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Weather Bureau here in a 9:30 p. m. advisory placed the hurricane at approximately latitude latitude 23 degrees north and longi tude 66 degrees west at 7 p. m., moving west-northwest west-northwest west-northwest about 20 miles an hour. The position given was about 900 miles east-southeast east-southeast east-southeast of Miami. The storm is attended by hurri cane winds (75 miles per hour) near the center and by strong shifting gales and squalls over a large area the advisory said. "Caution advised all vessels in path and all small craft, Cape Hatteras to Florida Straits, should remain in port until storm danger "Storm will begin to affect the extreme Eastern Bahamas by mid' Monday and Central Bahamas by Monday night. "Interests on the East Florida Coast should keep closely in touch with further advisories, as, if pres ent direction and rate of move ment are maintained, winds will begin to increase on East Florida Coast early Tuesday." Forecasters said the disturbance covered a large area and was moving at an unusually rapid speed. . It was discovered first Saturday night about 450 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands. It moved westward 500 miles during the next 24 hours to a position at 1 p. m. today approximately 1,200 miles due east of Havana. Cuba. Weathermen said there was no indication of a material change in the hurricane's direction within the next 24 hours," They added that there is a "50-50 "50-50 "50-50 chance of the storm curving curving to the north and avoiding the Atlantic Coast;, of

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  1. The Palm Beach Post,
  2. 19 Sep 1938, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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