Hurricane Andrew News

4 Lessons From Hurricane Andrew

It’s been 25 years since Hurricane Andrew struck the coast of Florida on August 24, 1992. The state was no match for the 17-foot storm surge and high winds the category 5 storm produced. Andrew became the costliest disaster in …

Cat Models Impact After Hurricane Andrew

When Andrew, a category 5 hurricane, made landfall on August 24, 1992, it was a wakeup call for the insurance industry. The devastation that resulted became the impetus for the widespread adoption of catastrophe models, according to Karen Clark, co-founder …

Slideshow: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Andrew

Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida with winds topping 160 mph on August 24, 1992, devastating several communities before striking the Louisiana coastline. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), prior to Hurricane Katrina, Andrew caused the largest insured losses in …

Study: Hurricane Andrew Three Times as Costly in 2012

There have been 28 storms in U.S. history since 1900 which if they were happen today would each cause $10 billion or more in insured losses. Experts at catastrophe risk management firm Karen Clark & Co. (KCC) said they examined …

Hurricane Andrew Remembered at Florida Storm Conference

Florida’s emergency managers are preparing for the upcoming tropical storm season by reexamining the lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew. This August will mark the 20th anniversary of Andrew’s catastrophic landfall in South Florida. The Category 5 hurricane remains one of …