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Fresh on IGM > Hurricane Andrew Facts: A look back at the costliest hurricane in the USA 20 years later along with some wisdom on precaution measures imlplemented. > http://infographicsmania.com/hurricane-andrew-facts/

HRS health clinics and help centers set up after Hurricane Andrew (1992). | Florida Memory

HRS health clinics and help centers set up after Hurricane Andrew (1992). | Florida Memory

Hurricane Andrew was a destructive tropical cyclone that was, at the time, the costliest hurricane in US history. The 4th tropical cyclone,1st named storm.1st hurricane of the 1992 Atlantic season, Andrew developed from a tropical wave on Aug 16.Andrew strengthened into a Cat 5  on Aug 23. The system weakened slightly over the Bahamas to a Cat 4 hurricane, but briefly re-intensified into a Cat 5 hurricane on August 24 before making landfall on Elliott Key, in Homestead, Florida.

Hurricane Andrew was a destructive tropical cyclone that was, at the time, the costliest hurricane in US history. The 4th tropical cyclone,1st named storm.1st hurricane of the 1992 Atlantic season, Andrew developed from a tropical wave on Aug 16.Andrew strengthened into a Cat 5 on Aug 23. The system weakened slightly over the Bahamas to a Cat 4 hurricane, but briefly re-intensified into a Cat 5 hurricane on August 24 before making landfall on Elliott Key, in Homestead, Florida.

20 year anniversary of Hurricane Andrew hitting the Southeast Coast of Florida.

20 year anniversary of Hurricane Andrew hitting the Southeast Coast of Florida.

20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. The winds of Hurricane Andrew were almost equivalent to being in an EF-2 or EF-3 tornado. Image Credit; NOAA/NWS

20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. The winds of Hurricane Andrew were almost equivalent to being in an EF-2 or EF-3 tornado. Image Credit; NOAA/NWS

We are seeing more and more homes that feature “out-swinging” French doors. Did you know that French doors that swing outward are even required by the building codes in the state of Florida? Why? Hurricanes. After Hurricane Andrew hit, it became a safety requirement to make all doors swing outward because that design provides much …

We are seeing more and more homes that feature “out-swinging” French doors. Did you know that French doors that swing outward are even required by the building codes in the state of Florida? Why? Hurricanes. After Hurricane Andrew hit, it became a safety requirement to make all doors swing outward because that design provides much …

Lightning strike atop Homestead Fl water tower after Hurricane Andrew 1992 [466 X 640]

Lightning strike atop Homestead Fl water tower after Hurricane Andrew 1992 [466 X 640]

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