Hurricane Andrew Anniversary

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew's destruction on South Florida.

Its165 mph winds caused more than $25 billion in damage.

Andrew flattened homes, uprooted trees and destroyed suburban blocks for miles around.

Andrew was one of just three Category 5 storms to strike the U.S. in the past 160 years.

Tent cities cropped up and food lines, curfews and patrolling soldiers became the norm in Miami-Dade County.

In its aftermath, building codes were strengthened and insurance rates skyrocketed.


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