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Hurricane Andrew. Clifford Titus Kelsie Walbert. Start of Hurricane Andrew. Started near Cape Verde (off of the coast of Africa) as a tropical wave on August 14, 1992. Became a tropical depression on August 16, 1992 Depression grew stronger and became Andrew on August 17, 1992.

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Hurricane andrew

Hurricane Andrew

Clifford TitusKelsie Walbert


Start of hurricane andrew
Start of Hurricane Andrew

  • Started near Cape Verde (off of the coast of Africa) as a tropical wave on August 14, 1992.

  • Became a tropical depression on August 16, 1992

  • Depression grew stronger and became Andrew on August 17, 1992.

  • Andrew was considered a tropical storm on August 20, 1992

  • Andrew reached hurricane strength on August 22, 1992

Information from NHC


Cape verde islands
Cape Verde Islands

Illustration from Wikipedia


Andrew s path
Andrew’s Path

  • Came across the Atlantic to first come in contact with the Bermuda Islands.

  • It later hit the southern coast of Florida (Homestead, Florida City, and parts of Miami) on August 23, 1992 as a Category 5* hurricane.

  • Andrew continued crossing the pan-handle of Florida, and losing intensity becoming a Category 4 hurricane.

  • It continued to Louisiana where it reached landfall again (Morgan City) on August 26, 1992 as a Category 3 hurricane, and was directed inland causing it to lose intensity.

    *Category of Hurricane was later changed to Category 5 from Category 4, references later in this presentation.

Information from NHC and SP Times


Hurricane andrew s path
Hurricane Andrew’s Path

Illustration from Wikimedia


Time lapse photo of andrew
Time-Lapse Photo of Andrew

Illustration from NASA


Storm category
Storm Category

  • Hurricane Andrew was originally labeled as a Category 4 Hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson scale

  • The category was later upgraded on February 7, 2005 to a Category 5 Hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson scale

  • Central Pressure is officially 922mb when reaching landfall in Florida

Information from NHC


Hurricane andrew s landfall
Hurricane Andrew’s Landfall

Illustration from NHC


Winds and storm surges
Winds and Storm Surges

  • Landfall windspeeds in Florida are estimated to have been between 144.6 MPH and 173.5 MPH

  • Landfall windspeeds in Louisiana are stated as 115 MPH

  • Andrew hit Florida at a time of high tide, creating a higher storm tide (sum of tide and storm surge)

Information from NHC and Wikipedia


Andrews wind intensity
Andrews Wind Intensity

Illustration from Ocean-Pro


Devastation of andrew
Devastation of Andrew

  • Hurricane Andrew was at the time unprecedented in the cost of damage, causing more than 26 billion dollars of damage (for 1992 value of the US dollar)

  • Hurricane Andrew caused a total of 65 deaths

Information from NHC


Devastation of andrew continued
Devastation of Andrew Continued…

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Devastation of andrew continued1
Devastation of Andrew Continued…

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Devastation of andrew continued2
Devastation of Andrew Continued…

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Devastation of andrew continued3
Devastation of Andrew Continued…

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Devastation of andrew continued4
Devastation of Andrew Continued…

Illustrations from Wikimedia and SP Times


Other information pertaining to hurricane andrew
Other Information pertaining to Hurricane Andrew

  • Hurricane Andrew caused unprecedented economic devastation throughout the Bahamas, southern Florida, and south-central Louisiana

  • Loss of life from this storm was remarkably low considering the destruction caused by this hurricane.

  • Andrew was a compact storm system: If it had been a little larger or hit landfall in Florida just a little bit north of where it hit, the damage would have been catastrophic. Areas that would have been more heavily affected are Miami, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, and Fort Lauderdale.

  • Hurricane Andrew left the New Orleans region mostly intact.

Information from NHC


Works cited
Works Cited

Preliminary Report, Hurricane Andrew. National Hurricane Center. <http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1992andrew.html#FOOT1>

Hurricane Andrew. NASA <http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/rsd/images/andrew.html>

Hurricane Andrew: After the Storm, 10 years later. St. Petersburg Times. <http://www.sptimes.com/2002/webspecials02/andrew/>

Hurricane Andrew Pictures. Wikimedia. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=Hurricane+Andrew&go=Go>

Hurricane Andrew. Wikipedia. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Andrew>


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