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. ?!
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.
Satellite image of Hurricane Floyd. It was a very powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane which struck the east coast of the United States. It was the sixth named storm, fourth hurricane, and third major hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season.
1992 - Hurricane Andrew Dates active: August 16 - 28 Peak classification: Category 5 Sustained wind speed: 175 mph (280 km/h) Areas affected: Bahamas, Florida, United States Gulf Coast Deaths: 65 Damage: $26.5 billion (Pictured) A yacht beached on the road after Hurricane Andrew hit Miami, Florida.