Remembering Hurricane Andrew, 20 Years Later


0  Updated at 5:02 am, August 24th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Tropical Storm Isaac approaches Florida, many people who live there are looking back and remembering Hurricane Andrew, which struck 20 years ago on Friday.

Four days before Andrew ripped into Florida’s Atlantic coast on Aug. 24, 1992, the storm didn’t look too serious.  But when it made landfall it was a Category 5 hurricane.

Dozens died and more than 200,000 people around Miami lost their homes.

Until Hurricane Katrina, Andrew was the costliest in U.S. history, causing an estimated $30 billion in damages.

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