The Red Cross described 1927 as being the worst disaster year in their history, surpassing the previous record year in 1926.
The Florida hurricane of 1926 destroyed Miami and was the most expensive natural disaster in US history.
Then 1927 brought the worst floods on record to the Mississippi River Valley.
This was followed by a series of catastrophic tornadoes.
a tornado near Jasper, Minnesota, taken by Lucille Handberg on 8th July 1927
St. Louis was destroyed by a tornado.
A number of record heatwaves occurred in 1927, including a protracted one in September and October, which killed scores of people.
The end of October was record hot in the US, and as a cold front pushed across the US, a tropical storm moved up the Atlantic Coast. This led to the worst floods in Vermont’s history.
November 3 flooding wiped out more than 1,000 bridges in Vermont, and drowned the Lieutenant Governor.
Five years ago I lived near the Winooski River and rode past that spot every day.