Here is a list of hurricanes of Category 2 or higher that made official landfall within 50 miles of West Palm Beach over the years.

Hurricanes of Category 2 or higher that made official landfall within 50 miles of West Palm Beach (NOTE: Storms did not get official names until 1950s):

August 1871: Came ashore near the Jupiter Lighthouse, built just 11 years earlier.

October 1906: Sank numerous steamers in the Keys, drowning dozens, before crossing near Jupiter.

August 1928: Dropped 13-plus inches of rain into the Kissimmee River valley, which drained into Lake Okeechobee and raised it to the brim in advance of the Sept 16 catastrophe.

Sept. 16, 1928: The great Okeechobee hurricane. Second most hurricane deaths in U.S. history. As many as 3,000 died when winds pushed water out of pre-dike Lake Okeechobee.

Sept. 3, 1933: Hurricane with 125 mph winds strikes between Jupiter and Fort Pierce, doing extensive damage in Treasure Coast.

September 1947: Along with another hurricane and a tropical storm, all within six weeks, flooded much of peninsula for months.

Aug. 26, 1949: Last storm to strike Palm Beach County as a major hurricane does $1 million in damage to PBIA. Lake Okeechobee dike held.

October 1950: King. Killed four, also tested Lake Okeechobee dike.

September 1964: Cleo. Caused $200 million in damage in Florida.

October 1964: Isbell. Sparked numerous tornadoes, including one that demolished 22 homes in Briny Breezes mobile home community.

September 1979: David. Until 2004, was the last storm to strike Palm Beach County as a hurricane.

August/September 2004: Frances and Jeanne. Made landfall in Martin County three weeks apart.

2005: Wilma. Caused billions in damage and cut power to some 6½ million households.

2017: Irma. Did $2.5 billion in damage in Florida.

SOURCE: Palm Beach Post archives, NOAA

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