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Message to President Rafael Leonidas Trujillo of the Dominican Republic About a Hurricane Disaster.

September 05, 1930

[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.

HERBERT HOOVER

[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

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