As a result, hurricane warnings were not issued until midnight on September 18th, which gave the booming population of South Florida little notice of the impending disaster.
The Category 4 hurricane's eye moved directly over Miami Beach and downtown Miami during the morning hours of the 18th.
This fearsome cyclone was first detected near the Lesser Antilles on September 2.
It moved generally west-northwestward for several days, passing near the Dominican Republic on September 4 and into the southeastern Bahamas on the 5th and 6th. A westward turn on September 7 took the center across the central Bahamas on the 7th and 8th and into the Straits of Florida on the 9th.
Alberta Padilla, 52, was arrested in San Antonio, Texas last week after her own daughters reported her to police.
She allegedly said they first had sex in a public park in June 2016 and continued to have sex multiple times until August 20 of this year.
The cyclone dissipated over northern Mexico and southern Texas the next day.
Although hurricane-force winds occurred over the Florida Keys and the central and south Texas coast, no reliable wind measurements are available from near the center.
After landfall, the cyclone turned northward through the Great Plains.
It became extratropical and turned east-northeastward on September 11, passing across the Great Lakes, New England, and southeastern Canada.
This killer weather system was first detected over the tropical Atlantic on August 27.