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After the storm: Hurricane Andrew ten years later
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photo 20 HOURS AND 9 MINUTES before Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida, this image showed the compact, 60-mile-wide storm about 170 miles east of Biscayne Bay.

[NOAA satellite image]


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[Times photo: Jack Rowland]
The storm changed the lives of neighbors on SW 294th Terrace. Some rebuilt; some left for higher ground.
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[Times photo: Jack Rowland]
Widower Charles Wilson recently returned to Homestead from Texas, where he and his wife moved after Andrew. He keeps this painting, stained with mud and water from the storm, for sentimental reasons.
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George Brown couldn't separate two mahogany trees toppled by the storm. One alive, one nearly dead, stand in his yard as a reminder to the hurricane's fury.
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photo   Pearlie Shropshire, who waters plants while granddaughter Darinnesha, 2, watches, bought the SW 294th Terrace house for $15,000 after the storm, which destroyed her home in Leisure City.

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Gwendolyn Sherman, 23, watches while daughter Michelle, 7, plays at their SW 294th Terrace home. Sherman remembers jittery, pitch-black nights spent waiting for relief after the hurricane.

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Jack Rowland]

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photo   Winds that reached 175 mph flipped a 30-foot truck onto the roof of a U-Haul center in Kendall.

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Maurice Rivenbark 1992]


Janny Vancedarfield sits in front of the remnants of his house in Florida City, a town of 9,000 residents before Andrew hit. He had shared the house with six family members before it was destroyed.

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