MIAMI (AP) _ This week marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew’s destruction on South Florida.
The Category 5 storm left at least 15 people dead and more than 150,000 people homeless.
Its 165 mph winds caused more than $25 billion in damage.
Andrew flattened homes, uprooted trees and destroyed suburban blocks for miles around. Andrew was one of just three Category 5 storms to strike the U.S. in the
past 160 years.
Tent cities cropped up and food lines, curfews and patrolling soldiers became the norm in Miami-Dade County.
In its aftermath, building codes were strengthened and insurance rates skyrocketed.