During the last week of August in 1992, what started out as a weak tropical storm ended up being a major hurricane.
Here's the path hurricane Andrew took. It was a weak system for days out in the Atlantic and at one point it looked like it was going to totally dissipate and miss the
Here's a satellite image taken as Andrew, looking like a buzz saw, made its first landfall just south of downtown Miami before 5 in the morning on august 24th.
The winds were so strong it blew debris such as plywood and two by fours into trees as pictured below in
Most of the catastrophic damage occurred just south of the downtown area. As the eye of Andrew tore across the southern suburbs, it tossed cars like they were toys and blew away homes as if they were made of cards or match sticks.
Bottom line, Andrew is blamed for 65 fatalities. It could have been much higher had it hit downtown
The 1992 tropical season was overall a quiet one. Andrew was the first named storm and was the worst. It only takes one bad storm striking land to make it a very bad season!
Andrew gave our local region some rainfall as the remnants passed.
The name Andrew was retired so there will never be another tropical system with that name.
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