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Hurricane Andrew (1992)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Andrew bears down on S. Florida's coast

    (Published Aug. 23, 1992) This is for real. At 2 a.m. today, Hurricane Andrew had reached 120 miles per hour, a category 3 storm. Forecasters predicted it would increase in strength to a category 4 storm, with winds of 131-155 mph. With Andrew taking aim...
  • Andrew wreaks havoc in S. Florida

    (Published Aug. 25, 1992) The lucky ones lost only a tree or two. The less fortunate lost their roofs, their homes or their lives. Hurricane Andrew arrived in South Florida on Monday morning with 140-mph winds and departed seven hours later, leaving...
  • Damage: $20 billion

    (Published Aug. 26, 1992) Hurricane Andrew turned the lower third of Dade County into a stricken landscape of 50,000 homeless citizens running out of water, food and hope. Damage estimates from Andrew reached $20 billion, making it by far the costliest...
  • Dade residents stunned as storm shatters lives

    (Published Aug. 25, 1992) When light came to Dade County on Monday, it brought a dark lesson in the power of nature. As he chewed his way through towns and cities from parts of Coral Gables to Florida City, Hurricane Andrew taught stunned residents...
  • Moms-to-be flock to hospitals

    (Published Aug. 25, 1992)As Hurricane Andrew drew a bead on South Florida on Sunday, at least 1,500 pregnant woman were hospitalized. Most were in their third trimester. Most spent Sunday night or Monday morning walking a hospital hallway, watching TV or...