1766, a Year of Risks For Martinique #2/3 The Hurricane of August

tanlistwa, gravure, vue de Fort-Royal, XVIIIe siècle

Fire of part of the city in May, hurricane in August, tidal wave and earthquake in September. I report to you what the archives tell us about these events of 1766, a black year for the city of Foyal and its inhabitants, but also for the whole island. For this second part, we are interested in the violent hurricane that devastated the island during the night of 13 to 14 August, leaving families in mourning and in fear of famine.