2nd September 1935: The Labor Day hurricane, the most intense hurricane to ever make landfall
This 1935 Florida Hurricane Has a Devastating Impact
The Great Labor Day Florida Keys Hurricane of 1935
Weather History: 1935 Labor Day Hurricane
Amazing Images From Great Labor Day Hurricane Of 1935
The 1935 Labor Day hurricane was the most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall on record in terms of pressure, and tied with Hurricane Dorian for the strongest landfalling Atlantic hurricane by maximum sustained winds, with winds of 185 mph (295 km/h) at landfall. It was also the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record until Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. The fourth tropical cyclone, third tropical storm, second hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 1935 Atlantic hurricane season, the Labor Day hurricane was the first known Category 5 hurricane on record to strike the contiguous United States.