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Hurricane Andrew (1992)

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  • Powerful Andrew launches assault on Louisiana's coast

    (Published Aug. 26, 1992) Hurricane Andrew resumed its devastation late Tuesday night, with still-fresh scenes of South Florida`s tragedy possibly saving lives along the Gulf Coast. Grand Isle, Louisiana`s only inhabited barrier island, was completely...
  • How would an Andrew-strength storm affect South Florida's landmarks today?

    If Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida today, these landmarks could be battered by a variety of things, including high winds, flooding, storm surge, loss of landscaping, damage to roofs, doors and windows and flying debris. BROWARD COUNTY (If the storm...
  • Miami-Dade cleans up on FEMA aid

    Government aid for Hurricane Frances bought Miami-Dade County residents rooms full of furniture, new wardrobes and thousands of appliances, including microwaves, refrigerators and sewing machines, even though the brunt of the storm missed the county....
  • 1992 - Hurricane Andrew

    For 27 years, South Florida had been spared a severe hurricane. Then Andrew arrived, the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history. Andrew wrecked more property than Hugo, Agnes and Betsy combined, with damages estimated at $25 billion. Twenty-three...
  • FEMA gave $21 million in Miami-Dade, where storms were 'like a severe thunderstorm'

    The four hurricanes that pummeled the rest of Florida hardly brushed Miami-Dade County. Only Hurricane Frances was a factor there -- packing the punch of a bad thunderstorm. Local officials described the damage as minimal. Yet more than 19,500 Miami-Dade...
  • Religious groups joined forces to help Hurricane Andrew's victims

    Shortly after the winds stopped screaming and the patio chairs stopped flying, Pastor Joseph Coats and his family hurried to Glendale Baptist Church. Hurricane Andrew, they found, had ruined the sanctuary. The roof had been staved in by a wind-driven...
  • After tornado, a rush to claim cash

    A tornado destroyed two dozen homes in the Liberty City area of Miami-Dade County in March 2003 but barely caused enough damage to qualify for federal aid, emergency management records show. When the county received a federal disaster declaration about a...
  • Shutters are first line of defense

    No matter how well-constructed, a house without shutters or hurricane glass is not a smart place to stay in a storm. Without protection, windows can be smashed by flying debris. And once the wind gets inside the house, it can quickly splinter or tear...
  • FEMA inspectors will face review of hurricane-damage claims

    ORLANDO -- As nearly $1 billion in hurricane relief pours into Florida, federal auditors will begin a two-year inquiry this week into whether 3,000 inspectors properly verified damage claims and the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided...
  • Officials expect arrests in Miami-Dade FEMA claims

    Federal authorities pursuing fraud allegations anticipate arrests by the end of the year in Miami-Dade County, where residents have collected millions in disaster assistance for Hurricane Frances, an official in charge of the investigation said Friday....
  • Hurricane Charley cuts a destructive path across Florida

    Hurricane Charley gut-punched Gulf Coast towns with 145-mph winds and a devastating storm surge, then chewed up the homes and businesses of thousands of people as it sliced its way through the orchards and amusement park playgrounds of Orlando on Friday...