Hurricane Andrew was an early season storm, making landfall on Aug. 24, 1992. If you lived in Miami on this day, you watched as the intense storm with a tightly formed eye barreled toward us. We also got to know CBS4 Meteorologist Bryan Norcross pretty much on a personal level. He was the voice guiding us through the hurricane that would pummel the city, particularly Homestead.
As the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew approaches, several events take a look back at Andrew and its path of destruction and the advancements in hurricane research since then.
3. Hurricane Andrew 25th Anniversary Commemorative Event
NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory presents a program with personnel from its lab as well as the National Hurricane Center, the National Weather Service Miami Forecast Office and Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management. Panelists discuss Hurricane Andrew and advancements in hurricane research to present day. A Q&A follows the presentation, and there will also be interactive exhibitions and information tables.
10 a.m. Aug. 24 at 4301 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne on Virginia Key
5. Exhibit at Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale
Woven into the Museum’s Storm Center exhibition is a mini-exhibit commemorating Hurricane Andrew. It includes photos of the devastation left behind after the storm and is sponsored by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida International University’s Hurricane Center.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday at 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale