Hurricane Andrew Facts
- Saffir-Simpson Rating: Category 5 Hurricane
- Highest 1-Minute Sustained Winds: 175 mph (280 km/h)
- Damage: $27.3 Billion (1994 USD)
- Death Toll: 62
- Andrew Formed: August 16th, 1992
- Andrew Dissipated: August 29th, 1992
- Affected Countries: The Bahamas and the United States of America
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13 Hurricane Andrew Facts
- Hurricane Andrew formed on August 16th, 1992, east-southeast of Barbados and dissipated over the U.S. State of Pennsylvania on August 20th, 1992.
- Hurricane Andrew was a category 5 hurricane that occurred during the 1992 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
- Hurricane Andrew was a 27 on the Hurricane Severity Index, 11 points for intensity and 11 points for size.
- It’s estimated that Andrew spawned more than 28 tornadoes from formation until its dissipation.
- The highest 1-Minute sustained winds for Hurricane Andrew was 175 mph (280 km/h).
- The lowest pressure recorded for Hurricane Andrew was 922 mbar (hPA); 27.23 inHg.
- It’s estimated that the storm surge for Andrew reached 16+ feet (5.2 meters) above normal tide levels.
- The storm’s impact was felt by the Bahamas, Florida, Louisiana, Southeastern United States and the Mid-Atlantic states.
- Hurricane Andrew caused catastrophic damage and resulted in $27.3 billion (1994 USD) in losses.
- Hurricane Andrew is responsible for the deaths of 65 people.
- The largest loss of life was in the U.S. State of Florida, in Dade County, with 40 fatalities.
- Around 1.4 million people lost power during the height of Hurricane Andrew.
- The name Andrew was retired from the Atlantic tropical cyclones list names.