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Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hurricane Andrew

 
 
Hurricane Andrew Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, January 15, 2015
1. Hurricane Andrew Marker
Inscription.  On Monday August 24, 1992, at 4:30 am, the eye wall of Hurricane Andrew passed over this point before striking Homestead and Southern Miami-Dade County. Andrew was one of the most powerful hurricanes in US history with wind gusts exceeding 175 mph and a local record storm tide of 16.9 feet. Fifteen people in South Florida were killed by the forces of the hurricane and at least 29 died in its aftermath; hundreds more were injured. The destruction left at least 160,000 people homeless. Tens-of-thousands of jobs were affected and economic recovery took more than five years. Losses in Florida were estimated at $25-30 billion making Andrew the costliest hurricane disaster in US history.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is August 24, 1992.
 
Location. 25° 27.882′ N, 80° 20.087′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Southwest 328th Street, 2.8 miles east of Southwest 117th Avenue (Colonial Road) when traveling east. Marker is located along the walkway on the east side of the Dante Fascell Visitor Center
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in Biscayne National Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9700 Southwest 328th Street, Homestead FL 33033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Edge of "Progress" / Al Margen del "Progreso" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edge of Discovery / Margen del Descubrimiento (approx. ¼ mile away); Coral Castle (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cooper Residence (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Hickson House (approx. 7.9 miles away); Redland District (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Hotel Redland (approx. 8.8 miles away); Landmark Hotel (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Also see . . .  Hurricane Andrew (Wikipedia). Hurricane Andrew was a destructive Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that struck the Bahamas, Florida, and Louisiana. It was the most destructive hurricane to ever hit Florida until Hurricane Irma surpassed it 25 years later. It was the strongest in decades and the costliest hurricane to make landfall anywhere in the United States until it was surpassed by Katrina in 2005. Andrew caused major damage in the Bahamas and Louisiana, but the greatest impact was felt in South Florida. Passing directly through the city of Homestead in Dade County (now known as Miami-Dade
Hurricane Andrew Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, January 15, 2015
2. Hurricane Andrew Marker (wide view)
County), Andrew stripped many homes of all but their concrete foundations. In total, Andrew destroyed more than 63,500 houses, damaged more than 124,000 others, caused $27.4 billion in damage, and left 65 people dead. (Submitted on April 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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