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.
n the wake of Hurricane Andrew, not everyone fled north. For those who stayed behind to rebuild South Dade, the road has been tough and quite unpredictable. Much of the area looked like a bomb had gone off. As one person walked around surveying the damage in 1992 they told a CBS4 camera crew, “It’s more like a third world country down here.”
Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center put its Wall of Wind to the test Tuesday afternoon, demonstrating a category five hurricane with wind-driven rain inside their laboratory.
Marilyn Soltanipour’s little piece of paradise is in Pembroke Pines, a community that saw tremendous growth after Hurricane Andrew devastated parts of Miami-Dade County 20 years ago.
Ninety-year-old Ruth Campbell and 10 other people and an organization received “Kindness Awards” from the City of Homestead on Tuesday in a ceremony at the Homestead-Miami Speedway Champion’s Club. It honored good deeds and acts of kindness just days before the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.
Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill reflects back on the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew.
On August 24, 1992 a Category 5 monster Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida turning its full force on South Miami-Dade County. Bill and Sandy Zinn’s home in Homestead was completely destroyed, but the memories of Andrew live on.