Local News 50 years ago: Beulah intensified to hurricane force Staff Report - September 8, 2017 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ReddIt Children play in the flooded streets of Ponce, Puerto Rico in September 1967 after Hurricane Beulah passed to the south. A small amount ofdamage was reported in this city located on the south coast of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Beulah, packing winds of 140 mph, is now headed for the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Toby Massey) Sept. 8, 1967 Beulah intensified to hurricane force with winds of about 85 mph. It was located about 330 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.