Remembering Hurricane Andrew
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.
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.”
Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill reflects back on the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew.
Miami Herald photographers recall the stories behind their iconic images of Hurricane Andrew.
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.