MIAMI (AP/CNN/WSVN) — This week marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew's destruction on South Florida.
The Category 5 storm left at least 15 people dead and more than 150,000 people homeless. Its 165 mph winds caused more than $25 billion in damage.
Andrew flattened homes, uprooted trees and destroyed suburban blocks for miles around. Andrew was one of just three Category 5 storms to strike the U.S. in the past 160 years.
Tent cities cropped up and food lines, curfews and patrolling soldiers became the norm in Miami-Dade County.
Fast forward 20 years later and there's a big project under way at the Florida International University's International Hurricane Center. Their "wall of wind" can create Category 5 strength winds up to 157 miles per hour. Scientists hope these tests can help make structures stronger and can keep catastrophes like Hurricane Andrew's destruction of homes from happening again.
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A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
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The Erie County Legislature approved a resolution Thursday to immediately hire 15 seasonal drivers to fill a staff shortage.