Miami-Dade County has one of the toughest building codes in the country. Doors and windows on newly constructed homes can withstand hurricane force winds, thanks in large part to longtime Building Director Charles Danger. But even though plenty of danger remains from hurricanes, Miami-Dade County will be without Charlie Danger when he retires this week after three decades on the job.
Hurricane Andrew forever changed the landscape and lives in South Florida 21 years ago, Saturday.
Make history on a day that does the same: serve people in crisis by donating to Neighbors 4 Neighbors on 12/12/12, Give Miami Day. During Give Miami Day, your donation of $25 or more will be matched by The Miami Foundation.
Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, investigative reporter Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those on the East Coast recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
After a hiatus last year, the Wings Over Homestead air show returns this weekend for an estimated 400,000 people.
The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
Many in South Dade are preparing for Isaac with another storm in mind. The community of Country Walk marked the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew Friday with a party. The hurricane devastated that community, but it has since rebuilt.
While South Florida watches Tropical Storm Isaac extremely closely this Friday, August 24th, 2012 it was August 24th, 20 years ago that changed the landscape of South Florida and the lives of hundreds of thousands of people for ever.
Hurricane Andrew was a nightmare for anyone who went through it. It was a life-changing event that’s not easily forgotten as we mark the 20th anniversary of the day it roared ashore.
Out of the crisis of Hurricane Andrew aftermath an organization committed to restoring the community was born. Those affected by the storm needed help and those spared wanted to help, so this TV station, then WCIX, took action.