Wayne Neely
Most Recent Book Title
The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929-The Story of the Greatest Bahamian Hurricane of the 20th Century"
Book Description
The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929, also known as the Great Andros Island Hurricane of 1929, was the only major hurricane during the very inactive 1929 North Atlantic hurricane season. The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929 was perhaps one of the greatest and deadliest hurricanes to impact the Bahamas and is often regarded as the greatest Bahamian hurricane of the twentieth century. It was the only storm on record to last for three consecutive days over the Bahamas, with pounding torrential rainfall and strong, gusty winds. The storm killed 134 persons in the Bahamas, mostly mariners and sponge fishermen, as it directly hit the islands of Nassau and Andros. This thoroughly researched history considers this intense storm and its aftermath, offering an exploration of an important historical weather event that has been neglected in previous study. Also included is a harrowing account of a dog called Speak Your Mind who rescued a sponge fisherman at sea. Through unique historical photographs of actual damage, author and veteran meteorologist Wayne Neely shows the widespread devastation left in the wake of this tremendous storm. Drawing upon many newspaper accounts, ship reports, and Family Island Commissioners reports from throughout the Bahamas, the author provides a fascinating glimpse of this hurricane and the devastation it caused the Bahamas.
Additional Book Titles
1) The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929 and the Publisher is media enterprises publishing...email: info@bahamasmedia.com website: www.bahamasmedia.com

2) The Major Hurricanes to Affect The Bahamas(It includes all of the major hurricanes that affected the Bahamas from 1500 to Present Day) and the publisher is Authorhouse...www.authorhouse.com
3) Rediscovering Hurricanes(This book includes all of the major Hurricanes of The North Atlantic from 1494 to present-foreword by Herbert Saffir-co-developer of the Saffir Simpson Scale) and the publisher is also Authorhouse....www.authorhouse.com

4) The Great Bahamian Hurricanes of 1926-The story of three of the greatest hurricanes to affect the Bahamas(Foreword by Bryan Norcross-CBS Evening News/The Weather Channel Hurricane Meteorologist) and the Publisher is IUniverse.www.iuniverse.com

5) The Great Bahamas Hurricanes of 1866-The story of one of the greatest and deadliest hurricanes to affect the Bahamas(Foreword by Phil Klotzbach-Chief research scientist at Colorado State University) and the Publisher is IUniverse.www.iuniverse.com

6)The Great Bahamian Hurricanes of 1899 & 1932-The Story of two of the greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes to Impact The Bahamas(Foreword by Professor William Gray from Colorado State University) and the Publisher is IUniverse.www.iuniverse.com

7) The Great Hurricane of 1780-The story of the Greatest and Deadliest Hurricane of the Caribbean and the Americas (Foreword by Dr. Steve Lyons-Formerly of the Weather Channel) and the Publisher is IUniverse.www.iuniverse.com.
Author bio
Wayne Neely is an international speaker, best-selling author, lecturer on hurricanes, educator, and meteorologist. Traveling extensively throughout the region and the world, Wayne addresses critical issues affecting all aspects of hurricanes, especially Bahamian Hurricanes which is one of his central areas of expertise. In addition, in most of his books he also includes controversial topics such as, Global Warming, El Nino and man's overall impact on the weather and climate of the region and the rest of the world, but if you were to ask him he would tell you his area of familiarity and love is for Bahamian hurricanes. The central themes of his books are always on hurricanes in general and the impact of hurricanes on all aspects of mankind's ever expanding society. He's a Weather Forecaster in Nassau, Bahamas and has been there for well over 22 years. He has a great passion for writing and does it in his spare time when he is not working at his main job as a Weather Forecaster at the Department of Meteorology. Wayne Neely is a certified Meteorologist working at the Department of Meteorology in Nassau, Bahamas for the last 22 years-prior to that he majored in Geography and History at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. He then attended the Caribbean Meteorological Institute in Barbados where he majored and specialized in weather forecasting. His love for hurricanes and the weather came about while growing up on the island of Andros where he listened quite regularly to his parents, grand parents and other older residents within the community talking about a major hurricane which occurred in 1929 and devastated the Bahamas. That piqued his interest in hurricanes and got him started on writing his first book called 'The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929.' He then went onto write his second book called 'The Major Hurricanes to Affect the Bahamas' followed by his third book 'Rediscovering Hurricanes' (Foreword by Herbert Saffir),his fourth book on hurricanes called 'The Great Bahamian Hurricanes of 1926'(Foreword by Bryan Norcross), followed by his fifth book 'The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866(Foreword by Phil Klotzbach), his sixth book 'The Great Bahamian Hurricanes of 1899 & 1932'(Foreword by Professor William Gray) and his seventh book 'The Great Hurricane of 1780(Foreword by Dr. Steve Lyons) has just been recently released and the rest is history. Over the years, Wayne has written several articles on hurricanes and other severe weather events for some of the major local and international newspapers and magazines. He speaks quite regularly to schools, colleges, universities and frequently does radio and television station interviews both locally and abroad about the history and impact of Bahamian, American and Caribbean hurricanes and hurricanes in general.
Professional Speaker Topics
Impact of hurricanes on the Caribbean and the Americas
Bahamian Hurricanes
Hurricanes worldwide
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

1)Be the change you want to see in the world!
2)“There are 2 types of people in this world, those that take the credit and those that actually do the work. Take my advice and follow the latter, as there is a lot less competition there."

1 Comment

  1. Sara Davey Sugarman

    Hi Mr. Neely,

    I am a Canadian who is researching my mothers Banamian ancestry and will be visiting Nassau early next month to try to learn more about her great grandfather, H.J. McCartney. I noticed that on page 144 of your book, The Great Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 you wrote that “Mr. H.J. McCartney was the builder” of Trinity Methodist Church. I’m curious to know how you know that, and would be delighted if you wouldn’t mind sharing your source(s).

    Kind regards and happy holidays to you,

    Sara Davey Sugarman


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