Hurricane Andrew hit southern Dade County, Florida, especially hard, with violent winds and storm surges characteristic of a category 5 hurricane. The Associated Press. This is the account on the front page of the Miami Herald. Hurricane Andrew, the most fearsome storm to hit South Florida in decades, howled ashore early today with 138-mile- an- hour winds, killing at least two and leaving a path of destruction from Fort Lauderdale to the Florida Keys. Hurricane Andrew became South Florida’s most devastating hurricane after it hit the Homestead area, south of Miami, 28 years ago Monday. Hurricane Andrew's Legacy: 'Like A Bomb' In Florida Hurricane Andrew was small, but it made landfall as one of the most powerful ever to hit the United States. Maximum sustained windspeeds of 141 miles per hour (227 kph), with gusts of 169 miles per hour (272 kph), were recorded on 24 August 1992 just before landfall in Florida. Hurricane Andrew was a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that struck the Bahamas and Florida in mid-August 1992, the most destructive hurricane to ever hit the state until Hurricane … Hurricane Andrew struck South Miami-Dade on Aug. 24, 1992. This water tower, a landmark at Florida City, Fla., still stands Aug. 25, 1992, over the ruins of the Florida coastal community that was hit by the force of Hurricane Andrew.

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