1938 hurricane bypasses Florida

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1938 hurricane bypasses Florida - Hurricane Away From Veers Coast; Danger Here...
Hurricane Away From Veers Coast; Danger Here Over DANGEROUS BLOW GOES NOR 1 HWARD Weather Bureau Asserts Swing Relieves South Florida Area JACKSONVILLE, Sept. 19. UP) , Meteorologist Grady Norton Norton said late tonight, if a tropical tropical hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean continues its reported curvature, curvature, "the threat to Florida will soon be past." The weather bureau, in an 11:30 p. m. advisory, said ship reports had confirmed 9 p. m. advices saying the disturbance had changed its course and was mov ing northwestward. "At 10 p. m. (EST)," said the advisory, "the center. was about 360 miles east of Palm Beach and still moving at a rapid rate for a fully developed hurricane. "This change In direction has greatly lessened the threat to Florida. "While this is reassuring, we urge that you stand by for an other 12 hours. Norton said if the storm con tinued its present movement, it will pass to the east and north of the Bahama Islands. Barom eters in the Bahamas were re' ported rising. In a 9 p. m. advisory, the bu reau said the storm, described as severe, had turned northwestward and "will probably recurve north northwestward or northward next 24 hours." The change apparently took place this afternoon after the hurricane had moved directly toward the Florida East Coast at a rapid pace. The bureau said the disturbance disturbance was . centered at 7 p. m. (EST) about 420 miles due east of Miami, "attended by gales and squalls over large area and by hurricane winds near center." , "Storm has turned northwestward northwestward and will probably recurve north northwestward or northward northward next 24 hours," added the advisory, "Storm threat to Florida East Coast has greatly diminished although although interests this area should follow advices carefully next 12 hburs. "Vessels in path of this severe storm should exercise extreme caution." - As early as 6:30 p. m., the (Continued on Page Three) QMflY PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES Final Disaster Arrange' ments Concluded At Legion's Home Not to be caught napping Palm Beach County made, ready Mon day to take care of any eventuali ties that might have resulted from the tropical hurricane that was headed in this direction. Final arrangements to meet the emergency were made at a meeting meeting of the Red Cross disaster and relief organization at the American American Legion Home. Spotted around Lake Okeecho bee from Canal Point to Moore Haven are 102 passenger cars, moved in during the afternoon and night by the Florida East Coast, Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line railroads, at the request of the South Florida Red Cross Safety Committee. Railroad crews were under orders orders to move out the cars with their loads of refugees at 9 o'clock this morning unless otherwise notified notified by 7 a. m. George W. Carr, chairman of the South Florida Red Cross Safety Committee, was to give the final word. The refugees were to have been evacuated to Sebring. - Preparations were made to open committee headquarters in the lower corridors of the courthouse, from where all activities were to be directed, including the assignment assignment of places of refuge. C, F. Rowland, field representa tive of the American Red Cross in Florida, arrived in the city last night. Robert H. Bondy, national director of disaster relief and Colin Herrle, assistant manager of dis aster relief in the eastern area are on their way to Florida from Washington, M. H. Kays, chairman of the general committee, and C. L. Pierce, chairman of the operations committee, were ready to take charge of the relief work with a complete organization in every section of the county. All distributions of food and clothing were to be made from the courthouse. . On the survey committee to make a complete survey of the county for damage to property and injury to persons are: James A. Dew, chairman, Paul Twitty, Bill Booth, R. C. Alley, C. E. Chilling- Chilling- of

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  1. The Palm Beach Post,
  2. 20 Sep 1938, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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