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Aug. 24, 1992

Three barges wash up along Biscayne Blvd. following the powerful storm. (State Archives of Florida)
- Carmen Rivera looks over what remains of her home in Homestead following Hurricane Andrew, Aug. 31, 1992. (Photograph by John Luke; State Archives of Florida)

Aug. 24, 1992

Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 storm, makes landfall in Florida on Elliot Key and then Homestead. The storm caused widespread destruction across Greater Miami and was, at the time, the costliest hurricane to hit the US (it was later surpassed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005).

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