08/24/2012 10:56 am ET Updated Oct 24, 2012

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

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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