Hurricane Andrew

Published: 1992
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WAX2002082301 - WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) - Saturday, August 24, 2002 is the 10th anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Andrew in Florida on August 24, 1992. This image shows four consecutive NOAA-11 images at 12 hour intervals (ordered from right to left) on 08/22/1992 12:46 UTC, 08/23/1992 12:35 UTC , 08/24/1992 13:53 UTC, and 08/25/1992 13:32 UTC. cc/HO/NOAA UPI .

Howard Dicus: 1992 was a stormy year in the US.

Jacqueline Menendez: “We’ve identified about 63,000 homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Andrew.”

Howard Dicus: Miami official, Jacqueline Menendez

Jacqueline Menendez: “That’s left 200,000-250,000 people homeless.

Elaina Theuriau: "We’ve got downtown lines all over the place.”

Howard Dicus: Reporter Elaina Theuriau.

Elaina Theuriau: “Palm trees, huge trees literally uprooted.”

Howard Dicus: Florida Governor, Lawton Chiles said even rescuers were victims.

Lawton M. Chiles, Jr.: “120 of the police officers that are working here have lost their homes.”

Howard Dicus: Hurricane Andrew raked across Florida, regathered strength in the gulf and slammed into Morgan City Louisiana where Cedric LaFleur is the Mayor.

Cedric LaFleur: “I have never seen a Hurricane in our area do this kind of damage.”

Howard Dicus: Folks were still cleaning up from Hurricane Andrew when Hurricane Iniki tore into Kaua`i western most main island of Hawaii.

Rodney Sanchez: “The majority of the island has been devastated.”

Howard Dicus: Rodney Sanchez, a DJ on Kaua`i.

Rodney Sanchez: “To be able to look up at one point and actually physically see the eye of the storm up above, it was scary.”

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