Andrew did more than devastate South Florida: It exposed dangerous shortcomings in construction and inspection.
24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida, devastating Homestead, Florida City and parts of Miami, then continued northwest across the Gulf of Mexico to strike the Louisiana coastline. Andrew developed from a well-organized Source NOAA-NHC.')" onmouseout="UnTip()">tropical wave that moved off the African coast on 14 August. Andrew quickly lost power and was downgraded to a tropical depression 12 hours after landfall in Louisiana.
The community of Homestead, FL, where the storm made landfall in FL, was almost completely demolished by the hurricane, taking over 5 years to be rebuilt.


Hurricane Andrew was the fourth most intense hurricane to affect the United States at time of landfall, with a central pressure of 926 mb. Hurricane Andrew was the first Source NOAA-NHC.')" onmouseout="UnTip()">major hurricane to affect the Florida peninsula in well over 25 years when it made landfall, with the previous being Hurricane Donna in 1950 which made landfall as a slow moving, Category 4 storm. After the hurricane, 12.7 million cubic yards of debris were removed from impacted areas in Florida, enough to fill 3,884 Olympic swimming pools. Because of the damage cause across southern Florida, the name Andrew was retired from the Atlantic hurricane list of names, never to be used again. On 16 August the National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded the system to a tropical depression.


As a result, Andrew became classified as Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind scale.



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