|June 1886: A Bad Month for Hurricanes in the Florida Big Bend
On June 30, 1886, , a category 2 hurricane made landfall near Apalachicola with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. The high winds capsized or damaged several ships in the area. The high winds and storm surge destoryed dozens of buildings and homes causing several fatalities. This hurricane followed another Cat 2 that hit the St. Marks area just over a week earlier. Winds in Tallahassee measured over 80 mph from this 2nd hurricane, adding to the destruction from the week before. The two storm tracks are approximated below.