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Hurricane Andrew (1992) I took Air Force One and the president into the fray. The Florida governor didn't let the president respond immediately for what I thought were political reasons - putting politics in front of people. ?!

Shareable graphic on the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.

On the morning of August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida. It has been listed as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States, and the third category 5 hurricane to make land fall in the United States.

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Hurricane Andrew was a destructive tropical cyclone that was, at the time, the costliest hurricane in US history. The 4th tropical cyclone,1st named storm.1st hurricane of the 1992 Atlantic season, Andrew developed from a tropical wave on Aug 16.Andrew strengthened into a Cat 5 on Aug 23. The system weakened slightly over the Bahamas to a Cat 4 hurricane, but briefly re-intensified into a Cat 5 hurricane on August 24 before making landfall on Elliott Key, in Homestead, Florida.