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20 Years After Hurricane Andrew, Storm Costs And Ideology Loom Over Florida

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Hurricane Andrew, which slammed into South Florida on Aug. 24, 1992, was the second costliest storm in modern U.S. history. Here in Miami-Dade County, which took the monstrous brunt of Andrew's Category 5 winds, we're observing the 20th anniversary by battening down the hatches for a new cyclone, Tropical Storm Isaac - which could be a hurricane when it passes near Tampa and the Republican National Convention.

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