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Encyclopedia > Hurricane Andrew
Hurricane Andrew
Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)

Hurricane Andrew approaching the Bahamas and Florida as a Category 5 hurricane
Formed August 16, 1992
Dissipated August 28, 1992
Highest
winds
175 mph (280 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Lowest pressure 922 mbar (hPa; 27.24 inHg)
Fatalities 26 direct, 39 indirect
Damage $26.5 billion (1992 USD)
$38.1 billion (2006 USD)
Areas
affected
Bahamas; South Florida, Louisiana, and other areas of the Southern United States
Part of the
1992 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Andrew is the second-most-destructive hurricane in U.S. history, and the last of three Category 5 hurricanes that made U.S. landfall during the 20th century, after the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and Hurricane Camille in 1969. The storm caused 65 deaths. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a scale classifying most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of tropical depressions and tropical storms, and thereby become hurricanes. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1500x1300, 495 KB) The NOAA emblem is the property of the U.S. Government and a trademark of the United States Department of Commerce. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... A millibar (mbar, also mb) is 1/1000th of a bar, a unit for measurement of pressure. ... HPA means Physiology Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis: The hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands work together to regulate hormone levels and maintain homeostasis. ... Inches of mercury or inHg is a non SI unit for pressure. ... “USD” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Historic Southern United States. ... The 1992 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1992, and lasted until November 30, 1992. ... The 1986 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1986, and lasted until November 30, 1986. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a scale classifying most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of tropical depressions and tropical storms, and thereby become hurricanes. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Hurricane Charley making landfall on August 13, 2004 at its peak intensity. ... Lowest pressure 892 mbar (hPa; 26. ... Lowest pressure 905 mbar (hPa; 26. ...


The first named storm of the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season, Andrew struck the northwestern Bahamas, southern Florida at Homestead (south of Miami), and southwest Louisiana around Morgan City, Louisiana in August. Andrew caused $26.5 billion in damage ($38.1 billion in 2006 US dollars), with most of that damage cost in south Florida. Its central pressure ranks as fourth-lowest in U.S. landfall records and Andrew was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history until surpassed by Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 season. The 1992 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1992, and lasted until November 30, 1992. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Miami-Dade Established 1913 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Roscoe Warren Area  - City  14. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Incorporated July 28, 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan  - Mayor Manny Diaz (I)  - City Manager Pedro G. Hernandez  - City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez  - City Clerk Priscilla Thompson Area  - City  55. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Morgan City is a city located in St. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, shattering previous records on repeated occasions. ...

Contents

Storm history

Storm path
Storm path
Infrared image of Andrew making landfall in Florida
Infrared image of Andrew making landfall in Florida

A tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa on August 14. Under the influence of a ridge of high pressure to its north, the wave tracked quickly westward. An area of convection developed along the wave axis to the south of the Cape Verde islands, and on August 15 meteorologists began classifying the system with the Dvorak technique. The thunderstorm activity became more concentrated, and narrow spiral rainbands developed around a developing center of circulation. Based on a Dvorak T-number of 2.0, it is estimated Tropical Depression Three developed late on August 16 about 1630 miles (2625 km) east-southeast of Barbados.[1] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 343 KB) Summary Hurricane Andrew (1992) track. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 343 KB) Summary Hurricane Andrew (1992) track. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x828, 74 KB) The NOAA emblem is the property of the U.S. Government and a trademark of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x828, 74 KB) The NOAA emblem is the property of the U.S. Government and a trademark of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Tropical waves, also known as easterly waves, are elongated areas of relatively low air pressure, oriented north to south, causing areas of cloudiness and thunderstorms. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A ridge is an elongated region of relatively high atmospheric pressure, the opposite of a trough. ... Convection in the most general terms refers to the internal movement of currents within fluids (i. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dvorak Technique (developed in 1974 by Vernon Dvorak) is a widely used system to estimate tropical cyclone intensity based solely on visible and infrared satellite images. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Embedded within the deep easterlies, the depression tracked west-northwestward at 20 mph (33 km/h).[2] Initially, moderate wind shear prevented strengthening, though a decrease in shear allowed the depression to intensify into Tropical Storm Andrew at around 1200 UTC on August 17.[1] By early on August 18, the storm maintained concentrated convection near the center with spiral bands to its west as the winds increased to 50 mph (85 km/h).[3] Shortly thereafter the thunderstorms decreased markedly during the diurnal minimum,[4] and as the storm turned to the northwest increased southwesterly wind shear from an upper-level low prevented Andrew from maintaining deep convection.[1] On August 19, a Hurricane Hunters flight into the storm failed to locate a well-defined center,[5] and the next day a flight found that the cyclone had degenerated to the extent that only a diffuse low-level circulation center remained; observations indicated the pressure rose to an unusually high 1015 mbar. The flight indicated Andrew maintained a vigorous circulation aloft, with winds of 80 mph (130 km/h) recorded at flight level. Subsequently, the upper-level low weakened and split into a trough, which decreased the wind shear over the storm. Simultaneously, a strong high pressure cell developed over the southeastern United States, which built eastward and caused Andrew to turn to the west.[1] Convection became more organized as upper-level outflow became better established.[6] An eye formed, and Andrew attained hurricane status early on August 22 while located about 650 miles (1040 km) east-southeast of Nassau, Bahamas.[1] For the Marvel Comics character, see Windshear (comics). ... ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hurricane Hunters are aircraft that fly into tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic Ocean and Northeastern Pacific Ocean for the specific purpose of directly measuring weather data in and around those storms. ... A millibar (mbar, also mb) is 1/1000th of a bar, a unit for measurement of pressure. ... A trough is an elongated region of relatively low atmospheric pressure, often associated with fronts. ... Outflow, in meteorology, is air that flows outwards from a thunderstorm. ... “Eye of the storm” redirects here. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of Nassau, see Nassau (disambiguation). ...


Six hours after becoming a hurricane, Andrew was predicted to make landfall near Jupiter, Florida with winds of 105 mph (165 km/h).[7] The hurricane accelerated as it tracked due westward into an area of very favorable conditions, and late on August 22 began rapidly intensifying; in a 24 hour period the pressure dropped 47 mbar to a minimum pressure of 922 mbar.[1] On August 23 the cyclone attained Category 5 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, and at 1800 UTC Hurricane Andrew reached peak winds of 175 mph (280 km/h) while located a short distance off Eleuthera island in the Bahamas.[8] Operationally, the National Hurricane Center assessed its peak intensity as 150 mph (240 km/h),[9] which was upgraded to 155 mph (250 km/h) in post-analysis; the hurricane was re-classified as a Category 5 hurricane twelve years subsequent to the hurricane.[8] A small tropical cyclone, winds of 35 mph (55 km/h) extended out only about 90 miles (150 km/h) from its center.[10] Subsequent to peaking in intensity, the hurricane underwent an eyewall replacement cycle,[11] and at 2100 UTC on August 23, Hurricane Andrew struck Eleuthera with winds of 160 mph (260 km/h).[8] The cyclone weakened further while crossing the Bahama Banks, and at 0100 UTC on August 24 Andrew hit the southern Berry Islands of the Bahamas with winds of 150 mph (240 km/h).[8] As it crossed over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream in the Straits of Florida, the hurricane rapidly re-intensified as the eye decreased in size and its eyewall convection deepened.[1] At 0840 UTC on August 24, Andrew struck Elliott Key with winds of 165 mph (270 km/h) and a pressure of 926 mbar.[8] The hurricane continued to strengthen up to and slightly after landfall, and 25 minutes after its first Florida landfall Andrew hit near Homestead with a slightly lower pressure and the same winds.[1] Hurricane Charley making landfall on August 13, 2004 at its peak intensity. ... Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hurricane Charley nearing landfall after its rapid deepening phase Rapid deepening is when the minimum sea-level pressure of a tropical cyclone decreases drastically in a short period of time. ... A millibar (mbar, also mb) is 1/1000th of a bar, a unit for measurement of pressure. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hurricane Isabel viewed from space This is a list of all Atlantic hurricanes that have reached Category 5, the highest classification of tropical cyclone intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. ... The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a scale classifying most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of tropical depressions and tropical storms, and thereby become hurricanes. ... New Providence Island and Eleuthera Island from space, April 1997 See also: Eleutherae Eleuthera is an island in the Bahamas, lying 50 miles (80 km) east of Nassau. ... National Weather Service Logo The U.S. National Hurricane Center is the division of National Weather Services Tropical Prediction Center responsible for tracking and predicting the likely behavior of tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes. ... “Eye of the storm” redirects here. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bahama Banks; the northern one is the Little Bahama Bank, and the southern the Great Bahama Bank. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Berry Islands or The Berries, are a chain of islands and a district of the Bahamas, covering about thirty square miles (78 km ) of the north western part of the Out Islands. ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ... The Straits of Florida, Florida Straits, or Florida Strait is a strait located south-southeast of the North American mainland, generally accepted to be between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and between the Florida Keys and Cuba. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Elliott Key is the northernmost of the true Florida Keys (those keys which are ancient coral reefs lifted above the present sea level), and the largest key north of Key Largo (island). ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Miami-Dade Established 1913 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Roscoe Warren Area  - City  14. ...

Satellite image of Hurricane Andrew approaching Louisiana
Satellite image of Hurricane Andrew approaching Louisiana

As the eye moved onshore, the convection in the eyewall strengthened due to increased convergence, and Hurricane Hunters reported a warmer eyewall temperature than two hours prior. However, Hurricane Andrew weakened as the eye continued further inland, and after crossing southern Florida in four hours, the eye emerged into the Gulf of Mexico with winds of 135 mph (215 km/h).[1] The eye remained well-defined as the hurricane turned to the west-northwest, a change due to the weakening of the ridge to its north.[12] Andrew steadily re-intensified over the Gulf of Mexico, reaching winds of 145 mph (235 km/h) by late on August 25.[8] As the high pressure system to its north weakened, a strong mid-latitude trough approached the area from the northwest. This caused the hurricane to decelerate to the northwest,[1] and winds decreased as Andrew approached the Gulf Coast of the United States. At 0830 UTC on August 26 the cyclone made its final landfall in a sparsely populated area of Louisiana about 20 miles (32 km) west-southwest of Morgan City with winds of 115 mph (185 km/h).[8] Hurricane Andrew weakened rapidly as it turned to the north and northeast, and within ten hours weakened to a tropical storm. After entering Mississippi, the cyclone deteriorated to tropical depression status early on August 27. Accelerating northeastward, the tropical depression began merging with the approaching frontal system, and by midday on August 28 Andrew ceased to meet the qualifications of a tropical cyclone while located over the southern Appalachian Mountains.[1] The remnants continued to the northeast and lost its identity within the frontal zone over the Mid-Atlantic states.[13] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (834x600, 76 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hurricane Andrew ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (834x600, 76 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hurricane Andrew ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A trough is an elongated region of relatively low atmospheric pressure, often associated with fronts. ... States that border the Gulf of Mexico are shown in red The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Morgan City is a city located in St. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Appalachians in North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... It has been suggested that Middle Atlantic States be merged into this article or section. ...


Statistics

Most intense landfalling U.S. hurricanes
Intensity is measured solely by central pressure
Rank Hurricane Season Landfall pressure
1 "Labor Day" 1935 892 mbar (hPa)
2 Camille 1969 909 mbar (hPa)
3 Katrina 2005 920 mbar (hPa)
4 Andrew 1992 922 mbar (hPa)
5 "Indianola" 1886 925 mbar (hPa)
6 "Florida Keys" 1919 927 mbar (hPa)
7 "Okeechobee" 1928 929 mbar (hPa)
8 Donna 1960 930 mbar (hPa)
9 "New Orleans" 1915 931 mbar (hPa)
Carla 1961 931 mbar (hPa)
Source: National Hurricane Center

Reports from private barometers helped establish that Andrew's central pressure, at landfall near Homestead, Florida, was 27.23 inches (922 hPa). At the time, this was the third-lowest pressure on record for a landfalling hurricane in the United States (it is now fourth, after 2005's Hurricane Katrina). Lowest pressure 892 mbar (hPa; 26. ... The 1935 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1935, and lasted until November 30, 1935. ... A millibar (mbar, also mb) is 1/1000th of a bar, a unit for measurement of pressure. ... HPA means Physiology Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis: The hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands work together to regulate hormone levels and maintain homeostasis. ... Lowest pressure 905 mbar (hPa; 26. ... First storm formed: July 25, 1969 Last storm dissipated: Nov. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, shattering previous records on repeated occasions. ... The 1992 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1992, and lasted until November 30, 1992. ... Lowest pressure 925 mbar (hPa; 27. ... The 1886 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1886, and lasted until November 30, 1886. ... The Florida Keys Hurricane or Atlantic Gulf Hurricane of 1919 was an intense Atlantic hurricane. ... The 1919 Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. ... Lowest pressure 929 mbar (hPa; 27. ... The 1928 Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. ... Lowest pressure ≤930 mbar (hPa) Damage $3. ... First storm formed: June 22, 1960 Last storm dissipated: Sept. ... The New Orleans Hurricane of 1915 was an intense Category 4 hurricane that made landfall near Grand Isle, Louisiana during the 1915 Atlantic hurricane season. ... The 1915 Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. ... Hurricane Carla, a Category 5 at peak intensity, was one of the most powerful storms to ever strike the United States. ... ... Schematic drawing of a simple mercury barometer with vertical mercury column and reservoir at base A barometer is an instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure. ... Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Miami-Dade Established 1913 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Roscoe Warren Area  - City  14. ... The pascal (symbol: Pa) is the SI derived unit of pressure or stress (also: Youngs modulus and tensile strength). ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


Andrew's peak winds in South Florida were not directly measured, primarily due to the destruction or failure of measuring instruments. The Coastal Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) station at Fowey Rocks, with platform elevation of 141 ft (43 m), in its last transmission at 4:00 a.m. EDT, August 24, recorded an 8-minute average wind of 142 mph (228 km/h) with a peak gust of 169 mph (272 km/h) shortly before the equipment was destroyed. It is probable that higher winds occurred at Fowey Rocks after the station was destroyed.[14] A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For other uses, see M (disambiguation). ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ...


Another important wind speed report came from the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, located nine miles west of the shoreline. While weather observations had been suspended at the station, the official weather observer there stayed on duty and continued to make wind speed readings. At 4:45 a.m. EDT, August 24, he noted that the wind speed indicator was "pegged" at a position a little beyond the instrument's highest value of 100 knots (115 mph, 185 km/h), at a point he estimated to be around 110 knots (125 mph, 205 km/h). The needle reportedly remained "fixed" at this location for 3-5 minutes before dropping to "0" when the anemometer failed. These observations were closely corroborated by two other observers. He also indicated that the weather conditions continued to worsen for an additional 30 minutes after the anemometer failed. It is probable that much stronger winds occurred at this location.[15] is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ...


The highest recorded surface gust, within Andrew's northern eyewall, occurred at the home of a resident about a mile from the shoreline in Perrine, Florida. During the peak of the storm, a gust of 212 mph (341 km/h) was observed before both the home and anemometer were destroyed. Subsequent wind-tunnel testing at Clemson University of the same type of anemometer revealed a 16.5% error. The observed value was officially corrected to be 177 mph (285 km/h).[16] Perrine, Florida was an unincorporated community in Miami-Dade County about midway between Miami and Homestead. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ...



Data collected at the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station terminated at 5:05 EDT before winds reached maximum strength. The anemometer recorded sustained winds of 145 mph prior to failure, and a barometric pressure of 922 mb was recorded (equal to the lowest observed surface pressure of 922 mb recorded in Perrine at a private home). Gusts exceeding 175 mph were also observed. The data from Turkey Point reflects shoreline measurements (not inland), as it is situated directly on the coastline. [17] The twin reactors at Turkey Point nuclear power station are on a 3,300 acre (13 km²) site in Homestead, Florida near Miami, Florida, in Dade County, Florida. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ...



A National Weather Service-Miami Radar image recorded on 24 August 1992 at 4:35 EDT [08:35 UTC] superimposed on a street map by the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA cleary indicates the most powerful winds within the northern eyewall (conditions greater than 48 dBZ) made landfall between SW 152 St. (Coral Reef Drive) and SW 184 St. (Eureka Drive) in the Perrine/Cutler Ridge area.[18] dBZ readings indicate Decibels of Z (radar echo intensity/reflectivity) and help map the relative strength of storm activity within a weather system. This extremely powerful band within the northern eyewall corresponds with the exact latitude range where the hightest surface wind gusts of 177 mph and lowest barometric pressure (922 mb) were recorded at a private home in Perrine and evaluated by Clemson University. [19] This corridor is also in line with the former Burger King corporate headquarters, located on the shoreline at the terminus of 184th St. (Eureka Drive), where one of the highest storm surge levels was recorded (16.9 feet). [20] Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ...



In 2002, The Atlantic Basin Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project examined Hurricane Andrew and this corridor of extreme winds embedded within Andrew's northern eyewall. The project concluded that Category 5 conditions on land occurred only in a small region of southern Dade (now Miami-Dade) County, specifically close to the coast in Cutler Ridge. The remaining areas affected by Andrew's initial landfall in Florida likely experienced sustained Category 4 and 3 conditions. Andrew was officially re-classified as a Category 5 storm in 2004, and the reanalysis provides a more comprehensive and detailed examination of Andrew's wind field structure upon landfall than originally assessed in 1992.[8]



The National Hurricane Center, then located along U.S. 1 in Coral Gables, recorded a peak gust of 164 mph (272 km/h) measured 130 ft (39.6 m) above the ground, just before 5 a.m. EDT, August 24. At 5:17 a.m. EDT, the anemometer was severely damaged and by 5:45 a.m. had been completely destroyed. National Weather Service Logo The U.S. National Hurricane Center is the division of National Weather Services Tropical Prediction Center responsible for tracking and predicting the likely behavior of tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


High winds occurred in other locations across Southern Florida, including peak gusts of 115 mph (185 km/h) estimated at Miami International Airport and 132 mph (212 km/h) recorded at Haulover Beach, Florida.[21] Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Bakers Haulover Inlet as viewed when approaching from the Atlantic Ocean side. ...


In 2002, as part of an ongoing review of historical hurricane records, National Hurricane Center experts concluded that Andrew had sustained winds of 165 mph (265 km/h) briefly before and during landfall, making it a Category 5. Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ...


Berwick, Louisiana reported sustained winds of 96 mph (154 km/h) with gusts to 120 mph (193 km/h). The highest gust of 173 mph (278 km/h) was reported from a drilling barge on Bayou Teche in coastal St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. [22] Berwick is a town in St. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... St. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Hurricane Andrew was initially classified as a category 4 hurricane and was reclassified 10 years later to category 5.[23].


Preparations

Prior to impact in the Bahamas predictions were for a 10 to 14 ft storm surge, rising locally to 18 ft, and for 5 to 8 inches of rain.[24] Evacuations were ordered by emergency management officials, and at 5 PM local time residents throughout the region of Bahamas and Florida were warned to take precautions to protect life and property. By 11 PM local time, residents were warned that precautions to protect life and property should have been completed. A 7 to 10 foot storm surge was predicted for Eastern Florida, and the Florida Keys and 7 to 11 foot storm surge was predicted for Western Florida was predicted after the storm exited Florida. Some isolated tornadoes were also predicted for South and Central Florida for August 23 and August 24. [25] At least 1500 National Guard troops were deployed to Florida to prevent looting. [26] [27] ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States National Guard is a reserve forces component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air National Guard). ...


Sandbag walls were created in the South Bell Telephone Building in New Orleans. Sandbag walls were also created in the French Quarter section of New Orleans. Floodgates were also closed throughout New Orleans Levees. Sandbags for the public ran out, due to the protection of major areas. Planes headed to and from New Orleans were canceled.[28] New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... French Quarter: upper Chartres street looking down towards Jackson Square and the spires of St. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


Impact

Andrew was responsible for 23 deaths in the United States and three more in the Bahamas. The hurricane caused $26.5 billion (1992 USD) in damage in the United States, of which $1 billion occurred in Louisiana and the rest in south Florida. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Bahamas

Damage in the Bahamas was estimated at $250 million.


Florida

The aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in Miami, Florida.
The aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in Miami, Florida.

As with most high-intensity storms (Categories 4 and 5), the worst damage from Andrew is thought to have occurred not from straight-line winds but from vortices, or "miniwhirls" (something like embedded tornadoes). This was the conclusion of Tetsuya Theodore Fujita, a University of Chicago meteorologist who devised the Fujita scale for measuring the strength of tornadoes, after he surveyed Andrew's destruction in the Homestead area. There were thousands of these vortices in Andrew; many of them could be traced for several miles, as they usually destroyed every building in their paths.[citation needed] Download high resolution version (1832x1200, 437 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1832x1200, 437 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Incorporated July 28, 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan  - Mayor Manny Diaz (I)  - City Manager Pedro G. Hernandez  - City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez  - City Clerk Priscilla Thompson Area  - City  55. ... Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (藤田哲也, October 23, 1920–November 19, 1998) was one of the great severe storms researchers of the twentieth century. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ... The Fujita scale (F-Scale), or Fujita-Pearson scale, rates a tornados intensity by the damage it inflicts on human-built structures and sometimes on vegetation. ...


Looting also occurred in Florida after the storm, with at least 100 people attempted to ransack the Cutler Ridge shopping mall south of Miami. However, the deployment of 600 National Guard troops in the region restored order.[26] This article is about the city in Florida. ...


Andrew produced a 17 ft (5.2 m) storm surge near the landfall point in Florida. A tidal surge of 16.9 feet was recorded at the shoreline of 184th Street (Quail Roost Drive), the former location of the Burger King world corporate headquarters on the coast of the Perrine/Cutler Ridge area (directly within the path of the northern eyewall). [29] ...

Costliest U.S. Atlantic hurricanes

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Rank Hurricane Season Cost (2005 USD)
1 Katrina 2005 $81.2 billion
2 Andrew 1992 $44.9 billion
3 Wilma 2005 $20.6 billion
4 Charley 2004 $15.4 billion
5 Ivan 2004 $14.6 billion
Main article: List of notable Atlantic hurricanes

Unlike most hurricanes, the vast majority of the damage in Florida was due to the winds. The agricultural loss in Florida was $1.04 billion alone.[30][22] The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, shattering previous records on repeated occasions. ... The 1992 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1992, and lasted until November 30, 1992. ... Lowest pressure 882 mbar (hPa; 26. ... The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, shattering previous records on repeated occasions. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2004; for other storms named Hurricane Charley, see Hurricane Charley (disambiguation). ... The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2004, and lasted until November 30, 2004. ... Lowest pressure 910 mbar (hPa) Damage $19. ... The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2004, and lasted until November 30, 2004. ... This is a list of notable Atlantic hurricanes, subdivided by reason for notability. ...


In Dade County 90% of homes had major roof damage. 117,000 were destroyed or had major damage. [30] Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ...


The Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station was hit directly by Andrew. Over $90 million of damage was done, largely to a water tank and to a smokestack of one of the fossil-fueled units on-site, but the containment buildings were undamaged. The nuclear plant was built to withstand winds of up to 235 mph. The twin reactors at Turkey Point nuclear power station are on a 3,300 acre (13 km²) site in Homestead, Florida near Miami, Florida, in Dade County, Florida. ... A containment building, in its most common usage, is a steel or concrete structure enclosing a nuclear reactor. ...

Rainfall totals caused by Andrew

Massive damage caused by Andrew at Homestead Air Force Base, very near the point of landfall on the South Florida coast, led to the closing of the base as a full active-duty base. It was later partly rebuilt and operates today as a U.S. Air Reserve base. The aircraft and squadron were relocated to Aviano Air Base in Italy. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1034x902, 37 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hurricane Andrew ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1034x902, 37 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hurricane Andrew ... Homestead Air Reserve Base (Formerly Homestead Air Force Base), is an United States Air Force base located 22 miles SSW of Miami, Florida (25 29 31. ... US F-16s at Aviano Aviano Air Base is a base of the United States Air Force, in the northeastern part of Italy, at the foot of the Italian Alps, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Pordenone. ...


Power lines bringing electric power to the Florida Keys were destroyed, leaving residents without power. However water was maintained, although it had to be boiled. [31] Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys is an archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ... Boiling, a type of phase transition, is the rapid vaporization of a liquid, which typically occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point, the temperature at which the vapor pressure of the liquid is equal to the pressure exerted on the liquid by the surrounding atmospheric pressure. ...


There was also moderate damage to the coral reef areas offshore of Florida down to depths of 75 feet. [30] Some of the biodiversity of a coral reef, in this case the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. ...


Louisiana

After hitting Florida, Andrew moved across the Gulf of Mexico and once again made landfall in south-central Louisiana.[32] About 152,000 electricity customers lost their power due to the impact of Andrew. Four people were also killed, as a result of Andrew. This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Storm tides of at least eight ft (2.4 m) inundated portions of the Louisiana coast. Andrew also produced a killer tornado in southeastern Louisiana. The F3 tornado hit Laplace and stayed on ground until Reserve, St. John the Baptist Parish. The tornado caused two deaths. [22] A storm tide is a tide with a high flood period caused by a storm. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... La Place (sometimes spelled LaPlace or Laplace) is a suburb of New Orleans and a census-designated place in St. ... Reserve is a census-designated place and town in St. ... St. ...


Damage was done to soy bean, corn, and sugar cane crops. The damage estimated done to the sugar cane was $200 million. [33] Binomial name Glycine max Soybeans (US) or soya beans (UK) (Glycine max) are a high-protein legume (Family Fabaceae) grown as food for both humans and livestock. ... Binomial name L. Corn (Zea mays L. ssp. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ...


A Coast Guard helicopter had to rescue 4 people and 2 dogs from a disabled 65 foot fishing boat, 50 miles south of Houma.[28] USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the United States armed forces a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. ... The city of Houma (pronounced ) is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ...


Aftermath

Florida

An entire Miami neighborhood is leveled.
An entire Miami neighborhood is leveled.

Andrew's catastrophic damage spawned many rumors, including claims that hundreds or even thousands of migrant farm workers in south Dade County (now Miami-Dade County) were killed and their deaths were not reported in official accounts. An investigation by the Miami Herald found no basis for such rumors. These rumors were probably based on the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, when the deaths of migrant workers initially went uncounted, and were still debated at the time of Andrew. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixel Image in higher resolution (2940 × 1952 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixel Image in higher resolution (2940 × 1952 pixel, file size: 3. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company. ... Lowest pressure 929 mbar (hPa; 27. ...


The slow response of federal aid to storm victims in southern Florida led Dade County emergency management director Kate Hale to famously exclaim at a nationally televised news conference, "Where in the hell is the cavalry on this one? They keep saying we're going to get supplies. For God's sake, where are they?" Almost immediately, President George H. W. Bush promised, "Help is on the way," and mobile kitchens and tents began pouring in. [34] Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ...


Insurance claims in the wake of the extreme damage caused by Andrew led to the bankruptcy and closure of 11 insurance agencies and drained an excessive amount of equity from 30 more. Nearly one million residences were no longer eligible for coverage by any insurance agency. This led the Florida Legislature to create new agencies (the Joint Underwriting Association, the Florida Windstorm Underwriting Association and the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund) to restore adequate insurance coverage.


Homeowners and officials criticized developers and contractors for inadequate building practices and poor building codes. An inquiry after the storm concluded that there were probably construction flaws in some buildings, and that the state of Florida did enforce some strict building codes since 1986, but they were either overlooked or ignored. [35] However, the evidence was not sufficient enough to issue criminal charges for neglect.[36] Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...


The effects of Hurricane Andrew on Florida wetlands were considerable. In the Florida Everglades, 25%, 70,000 acres (280 km²) of trees were knocked down by the storm. It took 20 days for new trees and vegetation to grow following the storms passing. Damage to marine life was moderate as the storm increased the turbidity and lowered the oxygen level in the water, threatening many fish and other marine wildlife. In addition, the storm killed 182 million fish in the basin, causing $160 million (1992 USD) in lost value. [37] In the decade after the storm, Hurricane Andrew may have contributed to the massive and sudden housing boom in Broward County, Florida. Located just north of Miami-Dade County, residents who had lost their homes migrated to western sections of the county that were just starting to be developed. The result was record growth in places like Miramar, Pembroke Pines and Weston. Map of the Everglades ecoregion as delineated by the WWF. Satellite image from NASA. The yellow line encloses two ecoregions, the Everglades and the South Florida rocklands. The South Florida rocklands ecoregion includes the Florida Keys and offshore islands and two patches within the Everglades. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... For other uses, see Miramar. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Broward Established 1960 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Frank C. Ortis Area  - City  34. ... ]]Location of Weston, Broward County, Florida]] Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Incorporated (city) 1996 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Eric M. Hersh  - City Manager John R. Flint Area [1]  - City  26. ...


Louisiana

In Louisiana, the hurricane knocked down 80% of the trees in part of the Atchafalaya River Basin near the coast. Offshore, the storm killed 9.4 million fish, causing $7.8 million (1992 USD) in lost value, and damaged large areas of marshland along the Louisiana coast. [37] The Atchafalaya River is a distributary of the Mississippi and Red rivers, approximately 170 mi (270 km) long, in south central Louisiana in the United States. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (blue outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (green lines) of a contiguous area. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


About 6,200 people had to be housed in 36 separate shelters, according to the American Red Cross. The Salvation Army sent in 37 mobile food storage faculties, that served 40,000 meals, to help those who could get little or no food. A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... Shield of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a non-military evangelical Christian organisation. ...


Federal aid, from the Pentagon, sent in four 750 kilowatt generators, 2,500 cots, and 30,000 MRE's, or prepackaged meals, to Louisiana. About 1,279 National Guard were deployed to Louisiana, to do various duties, from cooking to patrolling.[33] ...


Sheriffs along the coast of Louisiana imposed a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time. Alcohol sales were also banned immediately after the storm.[28]  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Retirement

The name "Andrew" was retired in 1993 and will not be used again for an Atlantic hurricane. The name was replaced by Alex for the 1998 season. Atlantic hurricane refers to a tropical cyclone that forms in the Atlantic Ocean north of the equator, usually in the Northern Hemisphere summer or autumn. ... The 1998 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1998, and lasted until November 30, 1998. ...


Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ed Rappaport (1993). Hurricane Andrew Preliminary Report. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  2. ^ Mayfield (1992). Tropical Depression Three Discussion One. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  3. ^ Rappaport (1992). Tropical Storm Andrew Discussion Five. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  4. ^ Gerrish (1992). Tropical Storm Andrew Discussion Eight. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  5. ^ Lawrence (1992). Tropical Storm Andrew Discussion Thirteen. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  6. ^ Mayfield (1992). Tropical Storm Andrew Discussion Twenty. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  7. ^ Mayfield (1992). Hurricane Andrew Discussion Twenty-Three. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Christopher Landsea, et al. (2004). A Re-Analysis of Hurricane Andrew's Intensity. American Meteorological Society. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  9. ^ Mayfield (1992). Hurricane Andrew Discussion Thirty. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  10. ^ Chris Landsea (2004). Aren't big tropical cyclones also intense tropical cyclones?. Hurricane Research Division. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  11. ^ Rappaport, Gerrish, & Pasch (1992). Hurricane Andrew Discussion Thirty-One. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  12. ^ Avila & Mayfield (1992). Hurricane Andrew Discussion Thirty-Five. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  13. ^ David Roth (2007). Rainfall Summary for Hurricane Andrew. Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. Retrieved on 2007-08-29.
  14. ^ NHC report on Andrew (December 10, 1993)
  15. ^ NHC report on Andrew (December 10, 1993)
  16. ^ NHC report on Andrew (December 10, 1993)
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ [2]
  19. ^ NHC report on Andrew (December 10, 1993)
  20. ^ [3]
  21. ^ NHC report on Andrew (December 10, 1993)
  22. ^ a b c Louisiana Hurricane History: Late 20th century (continued)
  23. ^ NOAA press release (August 2002)
  24. ^ (Public Advisory 30)
  25. ^ (Public Advisory 31)
  26. ^ a b (Newspaper Upload "at0824p3")
  27. ^ (Newspaper Upload "at0824p1"
  28. ^ a b c (The Inteligencer Summary of Impact (The Inteligencer)
  29. ^ [4]
  30. ^ Cite error 8; No text given.
  31. ^ http://www.keyshistory.org/hurricanelist.html (Florida Keys Hurricanes of the Last Millennium)]
  32. ^ Satellite Gallery:Hurricane Andrew 1992
  33. ^ a b (The Inteligencer)
  34. ^ St. Petersburg Times article (August 2002)
  35. ^ Building Codes St. Petersburg Times: Hurricane Andrew 10 Year Special Edition
  36. ^ Ten Years after Hurricane Andrew St Petersburg Times
  37. ^ a b Environmental Effects of Hurricane AndrewUnited States Geological Survey Report

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References

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