100 year anniversary of hurricane over Great Lakes

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Lakes White Hurricane.

1913 photograph from Chicago Daily Mail

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Lakes White Hurricane, a powerful storm system that combined whiteout blizzard conditions with hurricane force winds.

The storm sat over Michigan November 7-10, 1913 and claimed 250 lives during the three day period.

Damages from the storm added up to more than $115 million in today's dollars. It destroyed a dozen ships.


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