Charted: Hurricane Irma has a lot more stuff to destroy than Andrew did 25 years ago

In August of 1992, the most destructive hurricane ever to hit Florida made landfall.

Hurricane Andrew, a category 5 storm, was the costliest hurricane ever in the US, with $26.5 billion in damage, until Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. In Miami-Dade County, Andrew killed 65 people, destroyed more than 63,500 homes, and damaged almost 125,000 others. In fact, the hurricane was so destructive that the World Meteorological Organization retired the name “Andrew” after the...


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