Message to President Rafael Leonidas Trujillo of the Dominican Republic About a Hurricane Disaster.
[Released September 5, 1930. Dated September 4, 1930]
I AM SHOCKED and grieved to learn of the terrible storm disaster which has wrought such devastation in Santo Domingo and I hasten to send you my own deep sympathy and that of my fellow citizens with your suffering people.
[His Excellency General Rafael L. Trujillo, President of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo]
Note: On September 3, 1930, a hurricane struck Santo Domingo, leaving 2,000 dead, 6,000 injured, and more than 20,000 homeless. Damages were estimated at $40 million.
Herbert Hoover, Message to President Rafael Leonidas Trujillo of the Dominican Republic About a Hurricane Disaster. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211632