Hurricane Andrew (1992)

As anniversary approaches, Hurricane Andrew's legacy remains strong in South Florida

As anniversary approaches, Hurricane Andrew's legacy remains strong in South Florida

There was no air conditioning and parts of the roof were gone, so the mosquitoes would swarm in on those hellishly hot nights. People had their guns ready for the looters. There were also monkeys, llamas, cougars and who knows what else roaming around.

Lorraine Valladares, 70, was a middle school teacher who lived on the eastern edge of the Everglades in a house that was damaged but still standing after Hurricane Andrew. She didn’t get power restored for months, and to this day,...

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