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Hurricane Andrew (1992)

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  • Rebuilding will provide boon

    The hit to Florida's $500 billion economy from Hurricane Charley will soar into the tens of billions of dollars but the negative effects will be offset by nearly as much in spending on reconstruction, economists said Tuesday. "For Hurricane Charley, I...
  • 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...
  • Charley closes in as nearly 1 million told to evacuate

    Close to 1 million Florida residents and tourists were told Thursday to evacuate, as Hurricane Charley strengthens and churns toward the state's Gulf Coast. Charley is expected to pass west of the Keys early today before hitting southwest Florida with...
  • Florida's forgotten storm: The Hurricane of 1928

    They are in their 80s and 90s now, much of their memories fogged by time, but even 75 years later, the details come flooding back. The sting of the wind whipping their faces. The look of terror in the eyes of their parents. The desperation that held them...
  • 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...
  • Most birds survive storm but seem to be lying low

    If you noticed a lack of bird calls or even bird sightings after Hurricane Charley, that probably meant that the birds were just as shell-shocked as everyone else, but they seem to have survived. Jack Stout, professor of biology at the University of...
  • 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...
  • lnsurers are facing claims ranging up to $14 billion

    Tens of thousands of claims poured in Monday from Fort Myers to Daytona Beach as insurers began calculating the dollar cost of Hurricane Charley. Although only a small fraction of the anticipated claims have been submitted already, industry experts...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Zoo to close after taking big beating

    (Published Aug. 25, 1992) Metrozoo suffered perhaps $20 million in damage and may not reopen for as long as six months because of Hurricane Andrew`s destruction, Zoo Director Bob Yokel said on Monday. ``We`ve been in the process of building this place...