Devastation from Hurricane Andrew helped to improve construction standards in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — This week marked 30 years since Hurricane Andrew slammed South Florida. Photos: Florida remembers devastation of Hurricane Andrew 30 years laterIt was one of the most catastrophic hurricane disasters in American history. Because of Hurricane Andrew, builders learned just how vulnerable Florida’s buildings were to major storms. Read: What is the Loop Current; will it make hurricane season worse this year? And after Hurricane Andrew, Florida put in place one of the best building codes in the country.wftv.com
Tracking the tropics: 2 tropical waves could possibly form
ORLANDO, Fla. — As we move closer to the peak of the hurricane season, we are starting to see things become a bit more active in the tropics.
Our Severe Weather Center 9 Team is currently watching two tropical waves that have limited potential to develop over the next couple of days.
Read: Hurricane hunter studies ‘Hurricane Nursery,’ Saharan dustMeteorologist Kassandra Crimi said this could change next week and the team will be watching the Caribbean and Central Atlantic closely.
Read: Florida remembers devastation of Hurricane Andrew 30 years laterA Tropical Storm Could Form in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico Next Week…https://t.co/WQBPmhNzEH — Brian Shields, WFTV (@BrianWFTV) August 26, 2022>>> WATCH LIVE RADAR HERE <<
Hurricane Andrew anniversary: Looking back at the deadly Category 5 storm
Thirty years ago, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing $30 billion in damage, with at least 65 deaths blamed on the storm. Hurricane Andrew made landfall on Aug. 24, 1992, as an unusually compact storm, according to WFTV. Meteorologists later upgraded it to a Category 5 hurricane with 167 mph winds at one point and a 17-foot storm surge, according to The Associated Press. Andrew was also the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history, later surpassed by Hurricane Katrina. It marked the turning point that set Florida on track to become a national leader in emergency management.wftv.com
Florida remembers devastation of Hurricane Andrew 30 years later
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Wednesday marks 30 years since Florida was hit by the most destructive hurricane in state history. Users report apparent news feed bug involving posts to celebritiesOn Aug. 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall near Miami as a powerful Category 5 storm. State leaders came together Tuesday at the Homestead Air Reserve base to recognize the 30th anniversary. Photos: Florida remembers devastation of Hurricane Andrew 30 years laterExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 8 Florida remembers devastation of Hurricane Andrew 30 years laterWatch: The Center joins health department to tackle rising monkeypox cases in Osceola CountyHurricane Andrew marked a turning point that set the state on track to become a national leader in emergency management. Watch: Rain and storm chances increase Wednesday with front north of FloridaClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
These historic hurricanes spawned tornadoes, leaving devastation in their paths
Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Homestead Florida on Aug. 24, 1992 as a monster Category 5 storm. 1992: Hurricane Andrew makes landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Katrina from 2005 courtesy NOAAThese historical hurricanes have a combined destruction total of just over $150 billion in damages. Hurricane Andrew had 28 tornadoes in its outer-bands while Katrina had a whopping 57 tornadoes that impacted eight different states. (NOAA)Damage in Lakes by the Bay from Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Why This Man Is Stalking Snakes in the Florida Everglades
Inside Edition is stalking snakes with a man who was hired by the state of Florida to hunt pythons. The pythons have been destroying the fragile Florida Everglades ever since. Mike Kimmel told Inside Edition that he grabs them and holds them in a case in his truck. This snake does not suffer. Its crucial we find these snakes and remove them from the area.RELATED STORIESHero Pit Bull Dies Protecting Kids From Venomous SnakeHave You Seen This Snake?