Hurricane Andrew (left)
Hurricane Andrew - Left (August 24, 1992)
Today is the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. We lived (and still live) about 40 miles north of the eye of the storm, and were blessed to escape with only a broken window pane. My husband's parents weren't so lucky.
Hurricane Andrew made landfall at 5am in Homestead, Florida. The day before was sunny, and I was oblivious; I spent the afternoon sewing.
Our youth group was camping in the Florida Keys until the park rangers made them evacuate. Andrew’s last wind gusts were clocked at 165mph,
just before the gauge broke. My in-laws lost their roof, right down to the plywood, and they never did find their tool shed.
Right: The shopping center where my in-laws shopped, their grocery store, and what was left of Bill Baggs State Park on Key Biscayne.