Hurricane Andrew made landfall as CAT 5 in Florida 30 years ago

Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most destructive natural disasters in our country’s history.

On this date in 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Southern Florida as a category 5 storm.

Andrew carried maximum winds of 165 miles per hour as it raged over the state.

After it was over, residents emerged to scenes of total devastation. The storm damaged or destroyed 155,000 homes, many of those in the city of Homestead, and killed 44 people.

The damage estimates topped $26 billion at the time.

Hurricane Andrew was one of only five category five hurricanes to make landfall in the United States.

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