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.
Miami Herald photographers recall the stories behind their iconic images of Hurricane Andrew.
Surviving Hurricane Andrew was traumatic for most of those who lived through it, but especially for the children of Andrew who lost some of their innocence in the storm. In the months and years after the hurricane, some would run for cover in their homes when thunderstorms struck while others would have nightmares of another hurricane threatening South Florida.
While South Florida breathes a sigh of relief that no big storms have come near us this Atlantic Hurricane Season, many will also remember that 20-years ago this week Hurricane Andrew formed in the Atlantic and smashed into South Florida on August 24th causing billions in damage and dozens of deaths.
It may be hard to believe for some, but August 2012 marks 20 years since Hurricane Andrew stuck South Florida, changing the course of history in the area forever.
The City Commission of Miami-Dade County presented Neighbors 4 Neighbors with a special proclamation in honor of their upcoming 20th anniversary.
It may be hard to believe, but August will mark 20 years of Neighbors 4 Neighbors working to help those in need. N4N has decided to celebrate that milestone with what’s it’s calling a “Rocking Breakfast.”
The new director of the National Hurricane Center has barely found the keys to his office, but he’s already warning South Florida not to be complacent despite forecasts of what’s being called an ‘average’ hurricane season.
Here we go again. Check your battery, water and canned food supplies. The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season is officially underway.
Hurricane forecasters have improved their ability to predict where a storm will go since the time Hurricane Andrew made a catastrophic landfall in South Florida two decades ago, however, the ability to predict how bad, or intense a storm will be still eludes them.