On the morning of August 24, 1992, residents of South Florida never could have imagined that Hurricane Andrew would change their lives forever.
With sustained winds of 165 miles per hour and destructive power never before seen in our area, Hurricane Andrew hit Miami-Dade County as a Category 5 hurricane exactly 30 years ago.
ANDREW: 30 YEARS LATER
A total of 44 people lost their lives in Florida that day. Some 82,000 businesses and 150,000 homes were destroyed or damaged, as Andrew's devastation left losses valued at over $25 billion.
An estimated 250,000 people were left homeless by the hurricane, and about 100,000 residents left South Florida.
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