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Hurricane Andrew, August 23, 1992
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Hurricane Andrew, August 23, 1992

Only three Category 5 hurricanes have impacted the U.S: The Labor Day 1935 storm, Hurricane Camille, and Hurricane Andrew. This image from the GOES-7 satellite shows the storm at its peak intensity on August 23, 1992 before making landfall near Homestead, FL. With over $40 billion in damages, the storm was the second most costly in U.S. history. (Impact and damage statistics as of 2009).

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