When did the hurricane hit in "The Cay"?
Phillip and Timothy, the two survivors of the boat that was torpedoed, are stranded on a small island. While there, they build a shelter and forage for food to survive. After settling in, Timothy becomes very sick with malaria. It is after this that the hurricane hits. They tie themselves to palm trees in order to survive the deadly winds, and are forced to rebuild their shelter after the storm passes. In the book, this takes place in Chapter 14.