Residents of Florida have seen and endured many a hurricanes. Most of these people have noticed several similarities between the current storm and Hurricane Andrew which had affected the same area in August 1992.
Hurricane Andrew had hit the area of Homestead south of Miami. The winds of the hurricane had reached more than 160mph. It had surged to 6 feet. The region had received a rainfall of around 8 inches.
Hurricane Andrew had taken the same path that Hurricane Matthew has taken. It was one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever hit America.
Andrew destroyed entire neighborhoods, miles and miles of power lines. Total destruction caused by the hurricane in monetary terms was calculated at 26 billion dollars for the state of Florida alone.
The mayor of Miami, Carlos Gimenez has issued warnings to all the residents of the city who have chosen to stay in the city rather than leave it. These people hope to wait out the storm until it moves towards the Eastern coast of the Florida state. Read more…