Some towns hit by category 5 hurricanes take years to recover, as was the case with homestead, florida, which suffered catastrophic devastation after hurricane andrew hit in 1992 was hurricane katrina a category 5 hurricane. After hurricane andrew in 1992, the election was postponed for a week because of the damage in south florida while the primary election in rest of the state went on as scheduled. Hurricane andrew made landfall in south florida 40 fatalities in florida and ~$48 billion in damage (2018 usd) back or walked out of their damaged homes took in the immense destruction.
When hurricanes track from south to north through florida, they tend to cause more death and destruction that was the case with the 1935 labor day, great miami and the okeechobee hurricanes. In 1992, southeast florida was devastated by hurricane andrew, a category 5 hurricane the saffir-simpson hurricane scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on the wind intensity of the hurricane and is useful in estimating the potential damage expected from a hurricane landfall. Hurricane andrew struck south miami-dade on aug 24, 1992 destruction at dawn: what hurricane andrew did to south florida 25 years ago the worst damage was from kendall south to florida. An aerial view of dade county, florida published on august 24, 1992, showing damage from hurricane andrew, a category 5 hurricane which devastated the state in 1992, and one of the most.
In august of 1992, the most destructive hurricane ever to hit florida made landfall hurricane andrew, a category 5 storm, was the costliest hurricane ever in the us, with $265 billion in damage. Ivan's destruction was catastrophic, reminding many floridians of 1992's hurricane andrew, the most destructive storm in us history pensacola residents, most with plenty of hurricane experience, were shocked at the level of devastation. Hurricane andrew was one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall in the us and category 5 storms typically cause total destruction of buildings and utilities, technically categories.
Hurricane andrew struck south florida on monday august just before : am with winds exceeding miles per hour and gusts of more than miles per hour devastating damage was inevitable in the aftermath of the storm many residents found themselves not only homeless. When hurricane andrew struck dale county in florida as a category 5 storm in 1992, it ranked as the costliest storm on record, causing $265 billion in damage hurricanes katrina and ike have since topped that figure, however. 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 the name was replaced by alex for following hurricane seasons.
Hurricanes are classified into 5 categories, based on their wind speeds and potential to cause damage names can be retired if a hurricane has been really big and destructive retired names include katrina, andrew, mitch and most recently sandy. Pictures of hurricane andrew's path show how category 5 storm irma may look if it hits florida. For an entire generation in south florida, hurricane andrew was the monster storm that reshaped a region hurricane andrew was a monster irma could do much more damage seth borenstein, the. - hurricane andrew synoptic description of the disaster : on august 24th, 1992 in the state of florida, complete destruction was the end result of hurricane andrew a hurricane that began in the atlantic ocean at 20mph.
Hurricane andrew assessment -florida 20 billion dollars in total property damage andrew wrought a path of destruction. Technically, categories above 5 wouldn't cause more damage because there's no more damage to be done see also: hurricane irma is now a category 5 storm and could make landfall in florida. Cities where hurricanes would cause the most damage the number of homes at risk of destruction from flooding due to rainfall and storm surge hurricane andrew's devastation, florida.