A big thank you to my mom for being on the internet. She found this website from The Miami Herald that contains a ton of hi-res photos of Hurricane Andrew hitting South Florida in 1992. The site isn't entirely dedicated to this single event, but it does have a special section for this major Miami disaster.
Just about every year around this date, I post a little something about Hurricane Andrew. I lived through this and remember parts of the experience very vividly. Looking back, it was one of the few times I can remember ever seeing my mom cry -- we had returned to our home the next morning and stood face to face with the utter destruction. No ceilings, no roof, and all of our belongings strewn about. I distinctly remember the little storage space underneath the stairs being the only place that was virtually untouched and still intact. I also remember finding Barney all wet and gross.
What a time and what a memory! Hurricane Andrew still remains to this day the 4th costliest hurricane on record amounting to approximately $26 billion in damage.
This video was posted on Hurricane Andrew's 20th anniversary back in 2012, but it's still interesting to revisit 24 years later. This is a compilation newscast video from Florida International University detailing the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew as it hit South Florida on this day in 1992.