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Hurricane Andrew: 25 Years Ago

Aerial view of debris after Hurricane Harvey.

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew – the most destructive hurricane ever to hit our state. Winds of 165 mph and storm tides as high as 17 feet ravished South Florida, particularly what was simply known as Dade County back then. The Category 5 storm caused more than $25 billion in damages across the state.

I lived through Andrew. I saw the brutal force of Mother Nature. Entire neighborhoods were reduced to rubble. Vehicles thrown like paper airplanes.

On this somber occasion, I encourage Floridians to be vigilant and prepared, because you never know when another Andrew might hit.

Jennifer Fennell, CoreMessage, Inc.

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